Re: instrumenting ELF executables

Manoj Plakal <>
27 Mar 2001 23:29:53 -0500

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From: Manoj Plakal <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers,comp.arch
Followup-To: comp.compilers
Date: 27 Mar 2001 23:29:53 -0500
Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison
References: 01-03-114
Keywords: linker, performance
Posted-Date: 27 Mar 2001 23:29:53 EST

On Thursday 22 March 2001 00:22, Dipak Rath wrote:
> I am working on a problem to generate the execution profile of a
> program, now that requires instrumenting the code with some profiling
> func calls at appropriate positions.Here I am dealing with sun
> executables(in ELF format). The question is how do I do the required

                        Doesn't your compiler support some sort of profiling
                        option (e.g., gcc has the -pg option which generates
                        output for the gprof tool).

                You can try using EEL (Executable Editing Library) from

                  This page also has a pointer to the QPT and PP profilers
                          which might do your work for you.


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