PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER structure

Contains information about the PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER block that contains the structure. A PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER block provides information about a performance counter specification, and consists of the following items in order:

  1. A PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIERstructure
  2. An optional null-terminated UTF-16LE string that specifies the instance name
  3. Padding as needed to make the size of the block a multiple of 8 bytes.

Syntax

typedef struct _PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER {
  GUID  CounterSetGuid;
  ULONG Status;
  ULONG Size;
  ULONG CounterId;
  ULONG InstanceId;
  ULONG Index;
  ULONG Reserved;
} PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER, *PPERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER;

Members

CounterSetGuid

The GUID of the performance counter set.

Status

An error code that indicates whether the operation to add or delete a performance counter succeeded or failed.

Size

The total size of the PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER block, in bytes. The total size of the block is the sum of the sizes of the PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER structure, the string that specifies the instance name, and the padding.

CounterId

The identifier of the performance counter. PERF_WILDCARD_COUNTER specifies all counters.

InstanceId

The instance identifier. Specify 0xFFFFFFFF if you do not want to filter the results based on the instance identifier.

Index

The position in the sequence of PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER blocks at which the counter data that corresponds to this PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER block is returned. Set by PerfQueryCounterInfo.

Reserved

Reserved.

Remarks

When you specify a counter set identifier for a single-instance counter set, you must not specify the instance name in the additional data of the PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER block. The size of the PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER block must be the size of the PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER structure.

On the other hand, when you specify a counter set identifier for a multiple-instance counter set, you must specify the instance name in the additional data of the PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER block. The identifier is notconsidered valid unless the size of the PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER block is greater than the size of the PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER structure. If you do not want to filter the counter sets based on the instance name, use PERF_WILDCARD_INSTANCE as the instance name.

The PerfAddCounters and PerfDeleteCounters functions accept a sequence of PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIER blocks to define the counter specifications that you want to be add or remove from a query.

The PerfQueryCounterInfo function gets a sequence of PERF_COUNTER_IDENTIFIERblocks to indicate the counter specifications in a query and to indicate in the Index member the order in which the query gets the results.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 10, version 1607 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2016 [desktop apps only]
Header perflib.h

See Also

PerfAddCounters

PerfDeleteCounters

PerfQueryCounterInfo