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This manual describes the GNU profiler,
gprof, and how you
can use it to determine which parts of a program are taking most of the
execution time. We assume that you know how to write, compile, and
execute programs. GNU
gprof was written by Jay Fenlason.
This document is distributed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
1. Introduction to Profiling What profiling means, and why it is useful.
2. Compiling a Program for Profiling How to compile your program for profiling. 3. Executing the Program Executing your program to generate profile data 4.
How to run
gprof, and its options
6. Inaccuracy of
Potential problems you should be aware of 7. Answers to Common Questions Answers to common questions 8. Incompatibilities with Unix
9. Details of Profiling Details of how profiling is done 10. GNU Free Documentation License
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