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NAME

       oprofile - a statistical profiler for Linux systems, capable of profiling all running code
       at low overhead; also included is a set of post-profiling analysis tools,  as  well  as  a
       simple event counting tool

SYNOPSIS

       operf [ options ]
       ocount [ options ]
       opreport [ options ] [ profile specification ]
       opannotate [ options ] [ profile specification ]
       oparchive [ options ] [ profile specification ]
       opgprof [ options ] [ profile specification ]

DESCRIPTION

       OProfile  is  a  profiling  system  for systems running Linux 2.6.31 and greater. OProfile
       makes use of  the  hardware  performance  counters  provided  on  Intel,  AMD,  and  other
       processors.   OProfile  can  profile  a  selected  program or process or the whole system.
       OProfile can also be used to collect cumulative event counts at the application,  process,
       or system level.
       For  a  gentle  guide  to using OProfile, please read the HTML documentation listed in SEE
       ALSO.

OPERF

       operf is a performance profiler tool for Linux.

OCOUNT

       ocount is an event counting tool for Linux.

OPREPORT

       opreport gives image and symbol-based profile summaries for the whole system or  a  subset
       of binary images.

OPANNOTATE

       opannotate can produce annotated source or mixed source and assembly output.

OPARCHIVE

       oparchive produces oprofile archive for offline analysis

OPGPROF

       opgprof can produce a gprof-format profile for a single binary.

PROFILE SPECIFICATIONS

       Various  optional  profile  specifications  may  be  used with the post-profiling tools. A
       profile specification is  some  combination  of  the  parameters  listed  below.  (  Note:
       Enclosing part of a profile specification in curly braces { } can be used for differential
       profiles with opreport, but the braces must be surrounded by whitespace.)

       archive:archive
              Path to the archive to inspect, as generated by oparchive

       session:sessionlist
              A comma-separated list of session names to resolve in. Absence of this tag,  unlike
              all    others,    means   "the   current   session",   equivalent   to   specifying
              "session:current".

       session-exclude:sessionlist
              A comma-separated list of sessions to exclude.

       image:imagelist
              A comma-separated list of image names to resolve. Each entry may be relative  path,
              glob-style name, or full path, e.g.  opreport 'image:/usr/bin/operf,*op*,./oprofpp'

       image-exclude:imagelist
              Same as image:, but the matching images are excluded.

       lib-image:imagelist
              Same  as image:, but only for images that are for a particular primary binary image
              (namely, an application). This only makes sense to use if you're using  --separate.
              This includes kernel modules and the kernel when using --separate=kernel.

       lib-image-exclude:imagelist
              Same as <option>lib-image:</option>, but the matching images are excluded.

       event:eventname
              The symbolic event name to match on, e.g. event:DATA_MEM_REFS.

       count:eventcount
              The event count to match on, e.g. event:DATA_MEM_REFS count:30000.

       unit-mask:maskvalue
              The unit mask value of the event to match on, e.g. unit-mask:1.

       cpu:cpulist
              Only  consider  profiles  for the given numbered CPU (starting from zero).  This is
              only useful when using CPU profile separation.

       tgid:pidlist
              Only consider profiles for the given task groups.  Unless  some  program  is  using
              threads,  the task group ID of a process is the same as its process ID. This option
              corresponds to the POSIX notion of a thread group. This is only useful  when  using
              per-process profile separation.

       tid:tidlist
              Only  consider  profiles for the given threads. When using recent thread libraries,
              all threads in a process share the same task group ID, but  have  different  thread
              IDs.  You  can use this option in combination with tgid: to restrict the results to
              particular threads within a process.  This is only useful  when  using  per-process
              profile separation.

ENVIRONMENT

       No special environment variables are recognized by OProfile.

FILES

       /usr/share/doc/oprofile/oprofile.html
              OProfile user guide.

       /usr/share/doc/oprofile/opreport.xsd
              Schema file for opreport XML output.

       /usr/share/doc/oprofile/ophelp.xsd
              Schema file for ophelp XML output.

       /usr/share/oprofile/
              Event description files used by OProfile.

       <session-dir>/samples/operf.log
              The profiler log file.

       <session-dir>/samples/current
              The location of the generated sample files.

VERSION

       This man page is current for oprofile-1.2.0.

SEE ALSO

       /usr/share/doc/oprofile/,  operf(1),  ocount(1), opreport(1), opannotate(1), oparchive(1),
       opgprof(1), gprof(1), CPU vendor architecture manuals

COPYRIGHT

       oprofile is Copyright (C) 1998-2004 University of Manchester, UK, John Levon, and  others.
       OProfile  is released under the GNU General Public License, Version 2, or (at your option)
       any later version.

AUTHORS

       John Levon <levon@movementarian.org> is the primary  author.  See  the  documentation  for
       other contributors.