Multiple counter log input files for PAL?

Jun 5, 2009 at 10:34 PM

I believe PAL can accept multiple counter log input files for processing (though they have to be in binary format), or am I wrong. It appears to work from my usage.

But I see that the HTML report only lists the first log listed in the input file list for the counter logs analyzed as well as the HTML title heading in black at the top. Should it not list all logs used in processing rather than just the first one? This is kind of misleading to me.

Coordinator
Jun 8, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Yes, PAL accepts multiple perfmon logs as input, but I don't recommend it because PAL uses the command line application, Relog.exe to merge them together and if the times of the two perfmon logs are not contiguous, then it causes problems in the analysis. I have considered removing the merging feature out of PAL many times, but users insist on it.

Yes, it is a bug in PAL to only display the first perfmon log in the report. What would you want it to say?