Sysprof 1.1.2 is now available. This is a development release leading
up to a stable 1.2.0 release.
Sysprof is a sampling system-wide CPU profiler for Linux. This
version is based on the perf counter interface in 2.6.31 kernels and
will not work with earlier kernels.
Major new features since version 1.0:
* Commandline interface, [Lorenzo Colitti]
* Stacktraces for both kernel and userspace
* More accurate accounting when processes rapidly appear or
* Profiles can be cutted and pasted
* Improved performance
Version 1.1.2 is a development release. Please report bugs to
Btw, what is the plan for the sysprof ftrace plugin? In general we move
away from ftrace plugins towards trace events and perf, and if I
remember correctly ftrace file format changes caused enough pain for
sysprof that it kept shipping it's old hacky kernel module.
Is it time to deprectate the sysprof ftrace plugin?
Missed this mail somehow. The main issue with the ftrace plugin was
performance. Often, 20% of the time, as reported by sysprof was spent
in the ftrace read() interface. I think some of that came from the
locking code compiled with debug information, but even without that,
there was significant overhead.
The perf counter interface works very well and will eventually allow a
Makes sense to me.