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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: add the debugfs interface for the sysprof tool
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On Wed, 2008-02-20 at 10:39 -0800, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Feb 2008 19:16:15 +0100
> Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> wrote:
>
> >
> > On Tue, 2008-02-19 at 12:37 -0800, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > > From: Soren Sandmann <sandmann@redhat.com>
> > > Subject: [PATCH] x86: add the debugfs interface for the sysprof tool
> > >
> > > The sysprof tool is a very easy to use GUI tool to find out where
> > > userspace is spending CPU time. See
> > > http://www.daimi.au.dk/~sandmann/sysprof/
> > > for more information and screenshots on this tool.
> > >
> > > Sysprof needs a 200 line kernel module to do it's work, this
> > > module puts some simple profiling data into debugfs.
> >
> > What is the added value over oprofile?
>
> it actually works and is usable by humans ;)

# sysprof

(sysprof:12480): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

-ENOX

> what oprofile doesn't do is the nice userland hierarchy of where cpu time is spend.
> (and that is also what makes it mostly useless in practice)

so why not fix oprofile callgraph output and build a GUI on top of
oprofile for those of us who really want RSI from mouse movement :-)



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