unix% gprof program-name [ data-file ] [ > output-file ] Following the gprof command with “> output-file” causes the output of gprof to be saved to output-file so. Gprof is a profiling program which collects and arranges statistics on your lly, it looks into each of your functions and inserts code at the head. Gprof is a performance analysis tool used to profile applications to determine where time is spent . Searching the Web will turn up Gprof tutorials and more.

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Read more about Ramesh Natarajan and the blog. Now, moving on, the next step is to compile this code using gcc. Use of the -a argument is highly recommended with this option. So you tutoeial it to exit from program termination normal termination. The -i option causes gprof to display summary information about the profile data file s and then exit.

I could go into greater detail on any of these if necessary.

Profiling with gcc and gprof

Symbols that are executed less than num times are suppressed. If the profile data file contains basic-block count records, specifying the -l option, along with -Cwill cause basic-block execution counts to be tallied and displayed. I have followups enabled so if you respond maybe I can help more.


One final note is that it is almost always not a system library bug when you see something hanging or crashing in a system library e. Else you can install it using the following command:. Next, these times are propagated along the edges of the call graph.

On the other hand, call graph focuses on each function like the functions through which a particular function was called, what all functions were called from within this particular function etc So this way one can get idea of the execution time spent in the sub-routines too. Here’s what the man page of Gprof says about information under these two sections:. So, for example, we could use. Lets have a look at gprf text file:. Use this Contact Form to get in touch tutoral with your comments, questions or suggestions about this site.

If symspec is specified, print tally, but exclude matching symbols. It produced the gmon.

Cody February 27,7: That the call graph is important as opposed to the information in stack samples. Superb one keep up the good work man…. Gprof calculates the amount of time spent in each routine. Ehsan March 16,7: It is easy to use,clearly and instructive.


GPROF is not very good for what you need. Cody February 28, The exact details of how to force the linker to place functions in a particular order is system dependent and out of the scope of this manual.

GPROF Tutorial – How to use Linux GNU GCC Profiling Tool

Note that ideally I would have compiled the above code using the following command:. Some of them are discussed below:.

Will B June 2,1: Thanks for this great article! Sorry for bad English and thank you very much for this article.

Tutrial, we’ll start off with a C language program, which we’ll be profiling through Gprof. The optional demangling style argument can be used to choose an appropriate demangling style for your compiler.

Of course, you can also pipe or redirect: