June 23, 2006
Contrasting Linux on POWER Profilers
Anonymous Reader writes "Profilers help pinpoint common performance problems in an application. This article compares and contrasts three commonly used open source profilers for Linux on POWER -- OProfile, gprof, and tprof -- which are available to end users and programmers for both SUSE and Red Hat Linux distributions. To demonstrate each profiler's strengths and weaknesses, this article profiles a simple sort program, incorporating three different sorting algorithms."