Objects Object

The Objects performance object consists of counters that monitor logical objects in the system, such as processes, threads, mutexes, and semaphores. This information can be used to detect the unnecessary consumption of computer resources. Each object requires memory to store basic information about the object.

Counter Name Description Counter Type
Events Shows the number of events in the computer at the time of data collection. This is an instantaneous count, not an average over the time interval. An event is used when two or more threads try to synchronize execution. PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT
Mutexes Shows the number of mutexes in the computer at the time of data collection. This is an instantaneous count, not an average over the time interval. Mutexes are used by threads to assure that only one thread is executing a particular section of code. PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT
Processes Shows the number of processes in the computer at the time of data collection. This is an instantaneous count, not an average over the time interval. Each process represents the running of a program. PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT
Sections Shows the number of sections in the computer at the time of data collection. This is an instantaneous count, not an average over the time interval. A section is a portion of virtual memory created by a process for storing data. A process might share sections with other processes. PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT
Semaphores Shows the number of semaphores in the computer at the time of data collection. This is an instantaneous count, not an average over the time interval. Threads use semaphores to obtain exclusive access to data structures that they share with other threads. PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT
Threads Shows the number of threads in the computer at the time of data collection. This is an instantaneous count, not an average over the time interval. A thread is the basic executable entity that can execute instructions in a processor. PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT

See also

  • Thread Object
  • Process Object
  • Image Object
  • Process Address Space Object

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