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       callgrind_control - observe and control programs being run by Callgrind


       callgrind_control [options] [pid|program-name...]


       callgrind_control controls programs being run by the Valgrind tool Callgrind. When a
       pid/program name argument is not specified, all applications currently being run by
       Callgrind on this system will be used for actions given by the specified option(s). The
       default action is to give some brief information about the applications being run by


       -h --help
           Show a short description, usage, and summary of options.

           Show version of callgrind_control.

       -l --long
           Show also the working directory, in addition to the brief information given by

       -s --stat
           Show statistics information about active Callgrind runs.

       -b --back
           Show stack/back traces of each thread in active Callgrind runs. For each active
           function in the stack trace, also the number of invocations since program start (or
           last dump) is shown. This option can be combined with -e to show inclusive cost of
           active functions.

       -e [A,B,...]  (default: all)
           Show the current per-thread, exclusive cost values of event counters. If no explicit
           event names are given, figures for all event types which are collected in the given
           Callgrind run are shown. Otherwise, only figures for event types A, B, ... are shown.
           If this option is combined with -b, inclusive cost for the functions of each active
           stack frame is provided, too.

       --dump[=<desc>]  (default: no description)
           Request the dumping of profile information. Optionally, a description can be specified
           which is written into the dump as part of the information giving the reason which
           triggered the dump action. This can be used to distinguish multiple dumps.

       -z --zero
           Zero all event counters.

       -k --kill
           Force a Callgrind run to be terminated.

           Switch instrumentation mode on or off. If a Callgrind run has instrumentation
           disabled, no simulation is done and no events are counted. This is useful to skip
           uninteresting program parts, as there is much less slowdown (same as with the Valgrind
           tool "none"). See also the Callgrind option --instr-atstart.

           Specify the vgdb prefix to use by callgrind_control. callgrind_control internally uses
           vgdb to find and control the active Callgrind runs. If the --vgdb-prefix option was
           used for launching valgrind, then the same option must be given to callgrind_control.


       valgrind(1), $INSTALL/share/doc/valgrind/html/index.html or


       Josef Weidendorfer <>.