Sunday, June 16, 2013

PerfView – GC Heap Allocation Report

The PerfView is a performance analysis tool from Microsoft, the tool can be used to analyze application performance of both Windows and Web based applications. In this post we shall see on how to analyze the data about Heap, to determine the GC Heap Allocation of the application.

To analyze the GC Heap Allocation of an application follow the below steps.
1. Open PerfView.exe
2. Select Collect -> Collect
3. Leave all the settings as it is and click on the Start Collection button.
4. Open the application which you want to profile.
5. Work on the application and close it.
6. Back in the PerfView interface click on the Stop Collect button.
7. PerfView will analyze the trace information and display the reports in the left side tree as follows.

8. Double Click on the GC Heap Alloc Stacks Stacks node in the tree.
9. This will open up a pop-up with the list of all the processes which were analyzed.
10. Identify your application / process and double click on the process
11. This will open up another pop-up window with details of the GC Heap Allocation as follows

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