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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm][iprof] Using Profiling Utility ("iprof")
Date Wed, 27 Dec 2006 10:45:31 GMT

On Dec 27, 2006, at 2:52 AM, Egor Pasko wrote:

> On the 0x214 day of Apache Harmony Geir Magnusson, Jr. wrote:
>> Is this tuff documented?  Wanna throw it in the wiki or a patch for
>> the site?
>
> (...raising the thread from the ashes...)
> BTW, recently Nikolay Sidelnikov wrote the draft version of the doc as
> a standalone page. Interested parties can look into HARMONY-2865
>
> Armand, you may find it extremely useful :)
>
> Nadya, Sveta, could you, please, look into the doc?..

Nice - it would nice also if Nikolay had the time, to augment that  
with an example output of the .stat file, so people using this for  
the first time can feel comfortable that they got the right thing,  
and maybe some notes on how to read the .stat file.

geir

>
>> Egor Pasko wrote:
>>> On the 0x214 day of Apache Harmony Mikhail Fursov wrote:
>>>> + Some usage hints:
>>>> 1. You can get any stylesheet editor (like Excel), open iprof  
>>>> data and build
>>>> graphs from the  colums - and you will have very useful pictures.
>>> gnuplot :)
>>>
>>>> 2. The disadvantage of iprof is that it counts blocks, insts and  
>>>> helpers
>>>> calls and does not count time spent in helpers and blocks. You  
>>>> still need
>>>> VTune to get this info.
>>> 1 more disadvantage: counters are not synchronized resulting in
>>> somewhat inaccurate data for multithreaded apps
>>>
>>
>
> -- 
> Egor Pasko
>


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