FIX: The Kernel Tracker tool takes a long time to open a CeLog file that was created on a Windows Embedded Compact 7-based device that uses symmetric multiprocessing


Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Windows Embedded Compact 7-based device that uses symmetric multiprocessing (SMP).
  • You have a CeLog (.clg) file that was created on the device.
  • You open the CeLog file by using the Kernel Tracker tool.

In this scenario, the Kernel Tracker tool takes longer than expected to open the CeLog file.


This problem occurs because of a known issue in which zero time stamp events are handled incorrectly in the Kernel Tracker tool. This causes the tool to take longer than expected to open the CeLog file. This known issue typically occurs when there are invalid interrupt time stamps that are recorded in a CeLog file. Invalid interrupt times tamps are displayed as "00.000 000s" by the Kernel Tracker tool. This update resolves this known issue.


Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update June 2012. In the "File information" section, the package file name contains the processor type.

Note This Windows Embedded Compact 7 monthly update is available for download from the following Microsoft Download Center website: 


This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.
  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this software update package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Files that are included in this update package
File nameFile sizeDateTimePath
Cekerneltracker.cetool739,87724-May-201221:12Program files\Microsoft remote framework tools\1.10\Bin
Bin - shortcut.lnk2,46324-May-201218:24Program files\Microsoft remote framework tools\1.10\Bin
Thumbs.db34,30406-Jun-201217:43Program files\Microsoft remote framework tools\1.10\Bin
Ceprofiler.cetool8,495,98624-May-201221:12Program files\Microsoft remote framework tools\1.10\Bin


For more information about symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), go to the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 2710541 - Last Review: Jul 10, 2012 - Revision: 1