This blog will give you a brief overview of profiling C and C++ applications. Additionally, it will lay before you all of the tools available, with the purpose of aiding you in choosing the right tools at the right times.
Hotspot 1.4.0 has been released! Hotspot is a replacement for perf report. It’s a GUI for the perf profiler that takes a perf.data file, parses and evaluates its contents, and then displays the result in a graphical way. This feature release contains close to 400 commits since the last stable v1.3.0 release. It comes with its […]
Some time ago, I noticed that a unit test was quite slow, using 100% CPU for a number of seconds at one point in the test. I used perf and KDAB’s Hotspot to record and examine where the CPU cycles were spent in that unit test, and I quickly noticed that a lot of time […]
We are pleased to announce a new release of our Hotspot Linux perf performance analysis GUI, Hotspot version 1.3.0! Hotspot is a replacement for perf reportthat takes a perf.data file, parses and evaluates its contents, and then displays the result in a graphical form. You can read a bit more about Hotspot here: https://www.kdab.com/hotspot-gui-linux-perf-profiler/ Overview […]
Linux perf is an immensely useful and powerful tool suite for profiling of C/C++ applications. I have used it extensively and successfully on various customer projects, both for desktop applications as well as automotive or industrial projects targeting low-end embedded Linux targets running on ARM hardware. The biggest problem with perf really is its usability, […]
Close to three months after the initial hotspot release, I’m happy to announce the release of version 1.1.0. Quick recap: Hotspot is a graphical frontend to the Linux perf profiler suite. It allows you to visually analyze perf.data files with the built-in Flame Graph and the Bottom-Up, Top-Down, or Caller-Callee data tables. It is a […]