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Sysprof 1.2 Can Better Track Time Spent In The Kernel

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Published on 08 September 2012 03:56 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Sysprof, the system-wide profiler that can at fine detail track down and profile kernel and user-space processes on Linux, has seen a new major release with new features added.

Sysprof is great for finding bottlenecks in your software whether it be a user-space application, kernel driver, or anything in-between.

With the new Sysprof 1.2.0 release for this system-level Linux profiler, there are user-interface improvements, improved tracking of time spent in the Linux kernel, a proper command-line version, performance improvements, and the profiler is now based on the perf_event_open system call.

This useful open-source Linux profiler is available from sysprof.com. The Sysprof 1.2.0 release announcement from this Saturday can be read on the kernel mailing list.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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