Package: binutils / 2.33.1-2

002_gprof_profile_arcs.patch Patch series | download
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Author: Chris Chimelis <chris@debian.org>
Description: Add more documentation about profiling and -fprofile-arcs.
Index: b/gprof/gprof.texi
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--- a/gprof/gprof.texi
+++ b/gprof/gprof.texi
@@ -145,6 +145,10 @@
 If more than one profile file is specified, the @code{gprof}
 output shows the sum of the profile information in the given profile files.
 
+If you use gcc 2.95.x or 3.0 to compile your binaries, you may need
+to add the @samp{-fprofile-arcs} to the compile command line in order
+for the call graphs to be properly stored in gmon.out.
+
 @code{Gprof} calculates the amount of time spent in each routine.
 Next, these times are propagated along the edges of the call graph.
 Cycles are discovered, and calls into a cycle are made to share the time
@@ -276,6 +280,11 @@
 options.  The same option, @samp{-pg}, alters either compilation or linking
 to do what is necessary for profiling.  Here are examples:
 
+If you use gcc 2.95.x or 3.0.x, you may need to add the
+@samp{-fprofile-arcs} option to the compile line along with @samp{-pg}
+in order to allow the call-graphs to be properly included in the gmon.out
+file.
+
 @example
 cc -g -c myprog.c utils.c -pg
 cc -o myprog myprog.o utils.o -pg