Providers

Updated: October 20, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Providers are Event Tracing for Windows® (ETW) components that expose events to Windows® Performance Recorder (WPR). You can use a single system provider and multiple event providers in a profile, including a heap event provider.

A system provider provides kernel events. System providers are defined by using the following:

  • Keywords for the events to be collected.

  • Stacks from which to collect events.

  • Pool tags to indicate the component that made the allocation or the allocation type.

For a description of supported system keywords, see Keyword (in SystemProvider).

You can configure event providers to provide certain types of events (among those that are supported by the provider) by specifying a hexadecimal bitmask keyword. Because providers support different events, there are no string constants for these keywords. Therefore, they must be hexadecimal-style strings.

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