Re: gprof cannot profile multi-threaded programs

Dan Kegel (
Wed, 31 Jan 2001 09:13:22 -0800

Mohit Aron wrote:
> >
> >
> > I haven't used it yet, myself.
> >
> I have. cprof is no good - extremely slow and generates a 100MB trace
> even with a simple hello world program.

Oh. Bleh.
mentioned a workaround for gprof, I don't know if it's real:

> AFAIK gprof doesn't support multithreaded apps profiling, but you can
> workaround it if you call getitimer() in the main thread for ITIMER_PROF
> then using that value in a call to setitimer() in every thread you
> spawn. Other alternative is using the open source cprof by Corel [I
> never

- Dan
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