Profiling C application

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Sun Nov 29 09:56:06 UTC 2020

On 11/28/20 8:22 PM, Scott Bennett via freebsd-questions wrote:

>       I see you already have one response at least to your question, but
> perhaps a simpler one is to use a now ancient BSD UNIX tool called gprof(1),
> along with the compiler option -pg.  (See the gprof(1) man page for the
> details.)  Note, too, that you may want to link your program to the profiling
> versions of system libraries as explained in the man page.

I didn't mention gprof because it stopped working when FreeBSD switched 
from GCC to clang. Or, maybe, it was my fault, not being able to get it 
working again.

That was a long time ago, however; if nowadays it's a viable solution, 
I'm happy to hear this.

  bye & Thanks

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