Debugging Parallel Applications with VS2010

Wed, November 19, 2008, 03:48 PM under ParallelComputing
I have mentioned previously on this blog the two new debugger toolwindows our team is adding to Visual Studio 2010: Parallel Tasks and Parallel Stacks. I will be blogging a lot more about these, so for now I encourage you to get a high level understanding by watching my 10-minute screencast. All feedback welcome.
Monday, January 26, 2009 2:57:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Hi Daniel,

I don't see any content in Tasks/Multistack windows at all - simply there are no tasks or anything listed. Do you have any idea what is wrong? I am running CTP under VMWare Workstation/2 CPU - everything seems fine otherwise..
Monday, January 26, 2009 6:22:25 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Hi Miha

Due to a bug in last year's CTP you will also need the mscorlib.pdb (under C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.[buildno]) symbols loaded during debugging. Verify this through the Modules toolwindow.

Please post back if you are still having issues.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 1:21:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Hi Daniel, I am testing this with the last CTP, and I see the Tasks and MultiStack windows on Debug menu (not named with "Parallel" as in your video).

After loading symbols of mscorlib on the debug start I can see the Tasks (although it is little buggy) but the MultiStack windows doesn't shows anything at all :(

Anyway, is such a great feature when it will be completed, congratulations, I will talk with Colin T. and Tim V. (my TAP leaders) about this :)
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 4:32:44 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Hi Luis

Yes, those old bits are quite buggy and yes they had different names.

Please drop my name with your TAP leads so they can loop me in on any relevant issues you report to them.

Regarding the Parallel Stacks (fka MultiStack) window, I am not sure why you are not seeing anything in it. Is this a managed project or native? Can you see call stacks in the tooltip on the Location column in the Tasks window? Can you try the respective walkthrough please and let me know if that works (it is in the walkthrough document inside the VPC)? Thanks.
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