I'm so pleased. Someone did something exciting and dangerous with the profiler. In case you're not reading the newsgroups, an intrepid customer tried to profile on a Virtual PC, and discovered that it only leads to pain and misery via the BSOD.
So don't do that.
Seriously, is this something people want to do? I mean, VPC is about the coolest thing ever, but we do use hardware performance counters by default, and VPC is not exactly a real life environment for performance analysis and measurement. Still, maybe y'all have good reasons for this.
At the very least, we'll fix that BSOD thing. I mean, how 1990's is that?
This is an excellent time to point out that the profiler does in fact install a kernel-mode device driver in order to play with the hardware counters on your Intel and AMD processors. There are some fun implications from this: