hhafez hhafez - 6 months ago 18
Linux Question

Any way to specify the location of profile data

The default the profile file is from the executable is run and the file is called

gmon.out
. Is there any way to specify a new location?

I'm using gcc 3.4.6 on i386/linux2.6

Answer

Too badly, the environment variable GMON_OUT_PREFIX is not documented in the glibc. I got the following information from the web and tested on my machine.

if you set the environment variable GMON_OUT_PREFIX, then the output file is named as ${GMON_OUT_PREFIX}.[PID], the pid is the id of the profiled process.

For example:

GMON_OUT_PREFIX=mygmon; gcc -o foo -pg foo.c

the gmon out file is: mygmon.12345, assuming the foo process id=12345.

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