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DPROFPP(1)			 Perl Programmers Reference Guide		       DPROFPP(1)

       dprofpp - display perl profile data

       dprofpp [-a|-z|-l|-v|-U] [-d] [-s|-r|-u] [-q] [-F] [-I|-E] [-O cnt] [-A] [-R] [-S] [-g
       subroutine] [-G <regexp> [-P]] [-f <regexp>] [profile]

       dprofpp -T [-F] [-g subroutine] [profile]

       dprofpp -t [-F] [-g subroutine] [profile]

       dprofpp -G <regexp> [-P] [profile]

       dprofpp -p script [-Q] [other opts]

       dprofpp -V [profile]

       The dprofpp command interprets profile data produced by a profiler, such as the
       Devel::DProf profiler.  Dprofpp will read the file tmon.out and will display the 15 sub-
       routines which are using the most time.	By default the times for each subroutine are
       given exclusive of the times of their child subroutines.

       To profile a Perl script run the perl interpreter with the -d switch.  So to profile
       script test.pl with Devel::DProf the following command should be used.

	       $ perl5 -d:DProf test.pl

       Then run dprofpp to analyze the profile.  The output of dprofpp depends on the flags to
       the program and the version of Perl you're using.

	       $ dprofpp -u
	       Total Elapsed Time =    1.67 Seconds
			User Time =    0.61 Seconds
	       Exclusive Times
	       %Time Seconds	 #Calls sec/call Name
		52.4   0.320	      2   0.1600 main::foo
		45.9   0.280	    200   0.0014 main::bar
		0.00   0.000	      1   0.0000 DynaLoader::import
		0.00   0.000	      1   0.0000 main::baz

       The dprofpp tool can also run the profiler before analyzing the profile data.  The above
       two commands can be executed with one dprofpp command.

	       $ dprofpp -u -p test.pl

       Consult "PROFILE FORMAT" in Devel::DProf for a description of the raw profile.

       Columns are:

	   Percentage of time spent in this routine.

	   Number of calls to this routine.

	   Average number of seconds per call to this routine.

	   Name of routine.

	   Time (in seconds) spent in this routine and routines called from it.

	   Time (in seconds) spent in this routine (not including those called from it).

	   Average time (in seconds) spent in each call of this routine (including those called
	   from it).

       -a   Sort alphabetically by subroutine names.

       -d   Reverse whatever sort is used

       -A   Count timing for autoloaded subroutine as timing for *::AUTOLOAD.  Otherwise the time
	    to autoload it is counted as time of the subroutine itself (there is no way to sepa-
	    rate autoload time from run time).

	    This is going to be irrelevant with newer Perls.  They will inform "Devel::DProf"
	    when the "AUTOLOAD" switches to actual subroutine, so a separate statistics for
	    "AUTOLOAD" will be collected no matter whether this option is set.

       -R   Count anonymous subroutines defined in the same package separately.

       -E   (default)  Display all subroutine times exclusive of child subroutine times.

       -F   Force the generation of fake exit timestamps if dprofpp reports that the profile is
	    garbled.  This is only useful if dprofpp determines that the profile is garbled due
	    to missing exit timestamps.  You're on your own if you do this.  Consult the BUGS

       -I   Display all subroutine times inclusive of child subroutine times.

       -l   Sort by number of calls to the subroutines.  This may help identify candidates for

       -O cnt
	    Show only cnt subroutines.	The default is 15.

       -p script
	    Tells dprofpp that it should profile the given script and then interpret its profile
	    data.  See -Q.

       -Q   Used with -p to tell dprofpp to quit after profiling the script, without interpreting
	    the data.

       -q   Do not display column headers.

       -r   Display elapsed real times rather than user+system times.

       -s   Display system times rather than user+system times.

       -T   Display subroutine call tree to stdout.  Subroutine statistics are not displayed.

       -t   Display subroutine call tree to stdout.  Subroutine statistics are not displayed.
	    When a function is called multiple consecutive times at the same calling level then
	    it is displayed once with a repeat count.

       -S   Display merged subroutine call tree to stdout.  Statistics are displayed for each
	    branch of the tree.

	    When a function is called multiple (not necessarily consecutive) times in the same
	    branch then all these calls go into one branch of the next level.  A repeat count is
	    output together with combined inclusive, exclusive and kids time.

	    Branches are sorted w.r.t. inclusive time.

       -U   Do not sort.  Display in the order found in the raw profile.

       -u   Display user times rather than user+system times.

       -V   Print dprofpp's version number and exit.  If a raw profile is found then its XS_VER-
	    SION variable will be displayed, too.

       -v   Sort by average time spent in subroutines during each call.  This may help identify
	    candidates for inlining.

       -z   (default) Sort by amount of user+system time used.	The first few lines should show
	    you which subroutines are using the most time.

       -g "subroutine"
	    Ignore subroutines except "subroutine" and whatever is called from it.

       -G <regexp>
	    Aggregate "Group" all calls matching the pattern together.	For example this can be
	    used to group all calls of a set of packages

	      -G "(package1::)|(package2::)|(package3::)"

	    or to group subroutines by name:

	      -G "getNum"

       -P   Used with -G to aggregate "Pull"  together all calls that did not match -G.

       -f <regexp>
	    Filter all calls matching the pattern.

       The environment variable DPROFPP_OPTS can be set to a string containing options for
       dprofpp.  You might use this if you prefer -I over -E or if you want -F on all the time.

       This was added fairly lazily, so there are some undesirable side effects.  Options on the
       commandline should override options in DPROFPP_OPTS--but don't count on that in this ver-

       Applications which call _exit() or exec() from within a subroutine will leave an incom-
       plete profile.  See the -F option.

       Any bugs in Devel::DProf, or any profiler generating the profile data, could be visible
       here.  See "BUGS" in Devel::DProf.

       Mail bug reports and feature requests to the perl5-porters mailing list at
       <perl5-porters@perl.org>.  Bug reports should include the output of the -V option.

	       dprofpp	       - profile processor
	       tmon.out        - raw profile

       perl, Devel::DProf, times(2)

perl v5.8.0				    2003-02-18				       DPROFPP(1)

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