This manual describes the performance analysis tools in the Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2 software. The Collector and Performance Analyzer are a pair of tools that perform statistical profiling of a wide range of performance data and tracing of various calls, and relate the data to program structure at the function, source line and instruction level.
This manual is intended for application developers with a working knowledge of Fortran, C, C++, or Java programming languages. Users of the performance tools need some understanding of the Solaris operating system, or the Linux operating system, and UNIX® operating system commands. Some knowledge of performance analysis is helpful but is not required to use the tools.
This Oracle Solaris Studio release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures: UltraSPARC, SPARC64, AMD64, Pentium, and Xeon EM64T. The supported systems for the version of the Solaris operating system you are running are available in the hardware compatibility lists at http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/hcl/index.html. These documents cite any implementation differences between the platform types.
In this document, these x86 related terms mean the following:
“x86” refers to the larger family of 64–bit and 32–bit x86 compatible products.
“x64” points out specific 64–bit information about AMD64 or EM64T systems.
“32–bit x86” points out specific 32–bit information about x86 based systems.
For supported systems, see the hardware compatibility lists.
If you are using Performance Analyzer for threaded applications, see Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2: Thread Analyzer User’s Guide.
If you are using Performance Analyzer to profile the kernel, see the Solaris Dynamic Tracing Guide in the Oracle Solaris 10 Software Developer documentation.
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The documentation is available from the documentation index page at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solarisstudio/documentation/index.html.
Online help for the IDE is available through the Help menu, as well as through the F1 key and through Help buttons on many windows and dialog boxes, in the IDE.
Online help for the Performance Analyzer and the Thread Analyzer is available through the Help menu, as well as through the F1 key and through Help buttons on many windows and dialog boxes in these tools.
Online help for dbxtool and DLight is available through the Help menu, as well as through the F1 key and through Help buttons on many dialog boxes in these tools.
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The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-1 Typographic Conventions
The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.
Table P-2 Shell Prompts