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Old 04-06-2009, 10:00 AM   #1
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Question Memory profiler

Hi All,

I need to work on writing a memory profiler for an embedded system that runs a linux kernel.
Can someone guide me how do I start going about it?
What are the necessary kernel functions that I will be needing to start with? Are there any hardware dependencies?

I have worked with Valgrind on a PC but this is a huge code to port to my requirement.

I appreciate if someone could guide me to some links that can help me.

Thanks in advance
- ash5
Old 04-07-2009, 09:45 PM   #2
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It's *extremely* unlikely that you "... need to write a memory profiler for an embedded system that runs a linux kernel".

If you've got a Linux kernel ... then you've probably got a memory profiler ... for FREE.

More specifically, you've got a CHOICE of many DIFFERENT profiling and performance analysis tools for free.

"Free" as in "you don't have to re-invent the wheel" (vs "freedom", "beer" or skittles ;-))

Buy either of these two (most excellent!) books. They'll literally pay for themselves within a page or two. Honest!

"Building Embedded Linux Systems", Yahgmour et al

"Embedded Linux Primer", Hallinan

'Hope that helps .. PSM


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