Tracing Tool Concepts

The following concepts are used in the discussion of event tracing tools in Windows and in the WDK:

Trace log

Trace provider

Trace consumer

Trace controller

Trace session

NT Kernel Logger trace session

Global Logger trace session

Trace Flags

Trace Level

Control GUID

Message GUID

Control GUID File

PDB Symbol Files

Trace Message Format File

Trace Message Header File

Trace Message Control File

Registered Provider

For conceptual information about event tracing, see the Microsoft Windows SDK documentation. For information about the Windows software trace preprocessor (WPP), see WPP Software Tracing.