Future plans for gprof

Daniel Jacobowitz drow@mvista.com
Fri Aug 23 09:21:00 GMT 2002

On Fri, Aug 23, 2002 at 09:02:47AM -0700, Dan Kegel wrote:
> "Desmond, Colin" wrote:
> > I am working on the KProf front-end for gprof, as well as some other
> > profilers, and I was wondering what the future plans are for gprof, in terms
> > of additional functionality.
> For starters:
> * support for multiple threads
> * support for large programs
> (see http://www.kegel.com/gprof.html )
> I can also imagine
> * ability to start and stop profiling during execution

That's monstartup (undocumented in glibc) and moncontrol (undocumented
and unprototyped in glibc).  They already work, I believe.

> The problem is, gprof is partly in binutils, and partly in glibc.
> The glibc maintainer is very, very picky about what patches
> he'll accept.  In particular, he has not yet accepted the perfectly
> reasonable patch
>   http://www.kegel.com/gmon.patch
> which fixes support for large programs.  I haven't tried hard
> enough to get it accepted; perhaps some readers of this list
> could advise me on how to proceed.
> - Dan

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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