On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 03:31:24PM -0500, jason.yeh@... wrote:
> I might have a chance to expand an existing analysis tool to work with
> Oprofile and possibly turn this into a open source project. In
> addition to information provided by opreport and opannotate, what
> other information would you expect the gui to provide?
The same information as the above two tools. It's an issue of
presentation: namely, how might we represent the system profile and
allow navigation by the user to give more details of particular aspects
of the profile view.
For example, we might have a paned view that shows all image profiles
in the left-hand side. Clicking on a profile may show further
information on the right-hand side, and provide facilities where the
user could split the information into comparative per-thread details,
select a symbol for annotated assembly or source, etc.
Currently the core that generates this data is designed for one-shot
profiling: such an interface as described above would ideally avoid
the cost of re-processing all the data each time the user changes the
If the same point is made twice by the same person, the thread is over.