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You've probably used poolmon, the DOS-style console mode app that comes with the DDK to monitor your driver's pool usage.? PoolTag is a Win32 GUI version that improves on poolmon in several ways.? It easily lets you save output to a text file.? Also helps you find those nasty pool leaks by allowing you to take a snapshot of pool usage, and only show changes from that snapshot.? Check it out!

?What's new in PoolTag V2.9

Well, you've waited long enough here is the new PoolTag.?? We've added 2 new features that will work for X64 and X86 images.?? Under the Pooltag menu item, there are 2 new items: Parse a Driver for Memory Tags and Parse All Drivers in Driver Directory.?? In short these options will allow you to search a driver or all drivers for calls to ExAllocatePoolWithTag and if possible the code will extract the pool tags found in the driver.?? NOTICE we said if possible. If the driver passes the tag into a routine that calls ExAllocatePoolWithTag, we're not going to find, plain and simple.?? Hey look, you can't have everything, but we try....

We've also modified the filters dialog so that you can take the tags from a driver and add them as filters....

Version: ?V2.9
OS Support: XP SP1, Server 2003, Vista, W2K8
Date Updated: April 24,2009
Author: OSR


?PoolTag V2.9?Zip Archive, 141KB

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This utility has been downloaded 21920 times.

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"Counter overflow"
Great utility, it helped me find my memory leak in no time. I do have an issue to report: The counters appear to be 32 bit, which is actually a problem for me. Also, it appears the list is sorted as if the counters were signed quantities (>2G gets put at the bottom of the list).

16-Feb-11, Timothy McCaffrey

This Tool really helps great... Is there a readme file for these executable? We need a little description of column... maybe it is easy to understand if it has a little help info...

hopefully you can provide one...

02-Mar-10, Johnny M. Agtong

"Listview errors"
Thanks. Found the problem, not obvious, but a problem anyway. I'll get an update up there soon. I am just going to wait and see if there are any other issues before issuing an update....

08-May-09, Mark Cariddi

"ListView errors"
On the checked build it causes quite a lot of such messages: comctlv6 RIP: LVM_GETCOLUMN: Invalid column number 7 comctlv6 RIP: HDM_GETITEM: Invalid item number 7

05-May-09, S A

"Other enhancements"
We have also added a menu item feature that pins the PoolTag window as the top window so it is always on top. In addition, if the pooltag file is changed, because you scanned a driver or drivers for tags, then we allow you to save the changes.

04-May-09, Mark Cariddi

"server troubleshooting"
I am not a developer but I found it very useful when trying to track down memory leaks. It fixes the things I don't like about poolmon.


26-Mar-09, Mark Moloney

"Could we get something similar to poolmon /c ?"
poolmon /c automates the task of searching locally installed drivers for pool tags and adds them to a local list of pool tags that can be used to supplement the msft published one. Might be a nice enhancement to pooltag to implement something similar.

12-Mar-07, Tracy Camp

"RE: All Tag's shown ?"
This will happen when Driver Verifier is running with special pool enabled. Check out http://www.osronline.com/article.cfm?id=274.

30-Jun-04, Scott Noone

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