URL: http://sourceforge.net/projects/oprofile/files/oprofile/oprofile-0.9.7-rc4/oprofile-0.9.7-rc4.tar.gz/download

RELEASE NOTES:
OProfile is a powerful system-wide profiler for Linux. Read
more at http://oprofile.sf.net

OProfile 0.9.7 has been released. OProfile is still in alpha,
but has been proven stable for many users.


New features
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- New Processors Supports
     * MIPS Loongson2
     * Intel Nehalem
     * ARM Cortex-A9
     * MIPS 74K
     * MIPS 1004K
     * AMD family12h
     * AMD family14h
     * AMD family15h
     * Intel Westmere
     * ARMv7 Scorpion
     * ARMv7 ScorpionMP
     * Intel Sandy Bridge


- Allow additional flags in unitmasks.

- Enable Qt4 gui supports


Bug fixes
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|  BUG ID   |  Summary
|-----------|------------------------------------------------------------
|  3303383  |  Improve the security of opcontrol
|  3090939  |  Patch to move from QT3 to QT4[qt3support]
|  3072766  |  opreport appears to not support changing events
|  3069227  |  Time discrepancy using oprofile
|  3053794  |  ophelp -X doesn't display event's unit mask type
|  2968895  |  Recurrence of bug 1930788
|  2935944  |  [FAQ] Add item regarding [vdso] messages
|  2878705  |  opcontrol breaks on busybox ash in is_tool_available()
|  2153620  |  configure fails to handle --without-java correctly
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- 12/07/2009 Added config option to disable oprofile user check
- 01/26/2010 Fix qt lib check so it works on base 64-bit system
- 03/17/2010 Fix memory leak according to opening opd_pipe
- 03/25/2010 catch basic_string::erase when parsing an invalid sample file name
- 04/14/2010 Fix an opreport error seen on Fedora 12 by making translate_debuginfo_syms more robust
- 10/13/2010 Fix opimport compile error on recent gcc
- 10/16/2010 Fix schema validation issues and error in xml generation
- 05/06/2011 Fix symbol size problem that causes "start>  end" erorr
- 05/23/2011 Avoid blindly writing to $SESSION_DIR/opd_pipe
- 05/23/2011 Ensure that --save only saves things in $SESSION_DIR
- 07/04/2011 Fix compilation error dueto the assembly language instruction cpuid
- 07/20/2011 Fix the logic for checking /dev/oprofile/[0-9]+/extra
- 07/20/2011 Fix operport error with "-m cpu"
- 07/29/2011 Fix possible buffer overrun in ibs_init()


Known problems
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- If NMI watchdog is not disabled (x86), opcontrol may fail to
   allocate the hardware performance counter(s) it needs (bug #1468916).


- When profiling stripped libraries where OProfile needs to access a debuginfo
   file, it's possible that src filename/line # information may be incorrect
   (bug #2573008).

- Many Alpha ev67 events do not work (bug #931875).

- For 2.2 kernels, the module must be compiled as the same user
   that owns the kernel source tree.