User Guide

  • 2020
  • 06/18/2020
  • Public Content
Contents

Far Branch

Metric Description

This metric indicates when a call/return is using a far pointer. A far call is often used to transfer from user code to privileged code.

Possible Issues

Transferring from user to privileged code may be too frequent. Consider reducing calls to system APIs.

Product and Performance Information

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