Oprofile and Crosstoolchain0.27

Daniel Kegel dank@kegel.com
Mon Jul 26 17:16:00 GMT 2004


Yves Rutschle wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 12:10:36PM -0700, Amy Smith wrote:
>>I want to profile shared libs and multithread
>>programs.
>>So I want to use oprofile with crosstoolchain0.27
>>
>>I was wondering if anyone has built and installed
>>Oprofile for arm-softfloat-linux-gnu? what are the
>>challenges? any issues ?
> 
> Working on profiling at the moment: I eventually gave up on
> oprofile; the kernel module is no problem, but the userland
> tools were asking for bash2, which I was not prepared to
> *also* cross-compile (because it didn't out of the box, and
> it I was drifting further and further from my target.)
> 
> I'm starting to get good results with FunctionCheck:
> http://www710.univ-lyon1.fr/~yperret/fnccheck/profiler.html
> which IMO supplants Gprof as it supports both threads and
> forks.

FWIW, we tried FunctionCheck at Ixia, and ditched it in favor
of oprofile.  oprofile was much preferred by our system guys,
so much so that they helped port it to the ppc if I recall correctly.
- Dan

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