Consider the following scenario. You try to profile a Microsoft Visual C++ application. The Visual C++ application is a native non-static library. To do this, you use the instrumentation method in Microsoft Visual Studio Team Suite 2005. In this scenario, you may receive the following error message:
Error VSP1386 : X buffer(s) lost in association with process "process_id"
Additionally, the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) may crash.
This problem occurs if you profile the application by using the IDE or at a command prompt.
If you profile the same library by using the sampling method, this problem does not occur.
This problem occurs because the library contains an import table that has some NULL values. If the profiler retrieves a NULL value from the import table, the profiler crashes when it dereferences the pointer because the profiler expects a valid pointer.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio 2005 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
You must have Visual Studio Team System 2005 Service Pack 1 installed to apply this hotfix.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
The global version of this hotfix 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.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about how to analyze application performance by using profiling tools, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site: