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From: John Levon <movement@us...> - 2003-03-11 20:53:24
Update of /cvsroot/oprofile/oprofile-www/faq
In directory sc8-pr-cvs1:/tmp/cvs-serv32140/faq
RCS file: /cvsroot/oprofile/oprofile-www/faq/index.php3,v
retrieving revision 1.1
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -u -d -r1.1 -r1.2
--- index.php3 6 Mar 2003 03:26:51 -0000 1.1
+++ index.php3 11 Mar 2003 20:53:20 -0000 1.2
@@ -9,6 +9,11 @@
+<h3>How do I get started ?</h3>
+Read <?php rlink("doc/gettingstarted.html", "Getting started") ?>.
<h3>How do I reset the profiling data ?</h3>
Using <tt>opcontrol --reset</tt>, or you can save the session under a name
@@ -34,9 +39,16 @@
Probably because you have accidentally specified the vmlinu<em>z</em> not
vmlinu<em>x</em> file. If you don't have a vmlinux file you need to recompile your kernel from source.
-If you're not doing kernel profiling, you can provide any old binary instead.
+If you're not doing kernel profiling and you're using a 2.5
+kernel, you can use <tt>opcontrol --no-vmlinux</tt>.
+<h3>OProfile doesn't work on Red Hat 7.3 !</h3>
+Red Hat made changes to their kernel, so you cannot use OProfile on Red Hat
+kernels unless you use their version (which is not available for 7.3).
<h3>Why does OProfile fail with "can't get RTC I/O ports" ?</h3>
On some systems, only RTC mode profiling is available, as described