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Revision 1.3, Mon Feb 27 12:54:45 1995 UTC (26 years, 11 months ago) by cgd
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Changes since 1.2: +3 -2
clean up Ids
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.\" @(#)moncontrol.3 8.1 (Berkeley) 6/4/93
.Dd June 4, 1993
.Dt MONCONTROL 3
.Os BSD 4
.Nm moncontrol ,
.Nd control execution profile
.Fn moncontrol "int mode"
.Fn monstartup "u_long *lowpc" "u_long *highpc"
An executable program compiled using the
.Xr cc 1
automatically includes calls to collect statistics for the
.Xr gprof 1
call-graph execution profiler.
In typical operation, profiling begins at program startup
and ends when the program calls exit.
When the program exits, the profiling data are written to the file
.Em gmon.out ,
.Xr gprof 1
can be used to examine the results.
selectively controls profiling within a program.
When the program starts, profiling begins.
To stop the collection of histogram ticks and call counts use
.Fn moncontrol 0 ;
to resume the collection of histogram ticks and call counts use
.Fn moncontrol 1 .
This feature allows the cost of particular operations to be measured.
Note that an output file will be produced on program exit
regardless of the state of
.Fn moncontrol .
Programs that are not loaded with
may selectively collect profiling statistics by calling
with the range of addresses to be profiled.
specify the address range that is to be sampled;
the lowest address sampled is that of
and the highest is just below
.Fa highpc .
Only functions in that range that have been compiled with the
.Xr cc 1
will appear in the call graph part of the output;
however, all functions in that address range will
have their execution time measured.
Profiling begins on return from
.Fn monstartup .
.Bl -tag -width Pa -compact
.It Pa gmon.out execution data file
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr cc 1 ,
.Xr gprof 1 ,
.Xr profil 2