LISA '06 Abstract
Pp. 175–186 of the Proceedings
WinResMon: A Tool for Discovering Software Dependencies, Configuration and Requirements in Microsoft Windows
Rajiv Ramnath, National University of Singapore; Sufatrio, Temasek Laboratories,
National University of Singapore; Roland H. C. Yap and Wu Yongzheng, National
University of Singapore
This paper describes WinResMon, a system tool for determining resource usage and interactions among programs in Microsoft Windows environments. Think of WinResMon as a debugging tool to assist with software maintenance in a Microsoft Windows environment. It shows the current system state in terms of how resources are used and explains how the system arrived at that state. WinResMon can be used to determine how a program uses the registry and which files are needed by that program. WinResMon differs from other systems/tools in that it is integrated, designed to answer queries about resource usage and dependencies over time, and extensible, allowing the addition of new functions and tools.
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