Profiling under UNIX by Patching
- M. Bishop,
“Profiling under UNIX by Patching,”
Software—Practice and Experience 17(10)
pp. 729–740 (Oct. 1987).
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Profiling under UNIX is done by inserting counters into programs either before compiling, during compiling, or during assembly. A fourth type of profiling involves monitoring the execution of a program, and gathering relevant statistics during the run. This paper looks at this method and an implementation of it, and discusses its advantages and disadvantages.
©1987 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd..
The definitive version was published in
Software—Practice and Experience 17
(10), Oct. 1987 and is available at 10.1002/spe.4380171006