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Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2: Performance Analyzer
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1.  Overview of the Performance Analyzer

2.  Performance Data

3.  Collecting Performance Data

4.  The Performance Analyzer Tool

5.  The er_print Command Line Performance Analysis Tool

6.  Understanding the Performance Analyzer and Its Data

7.  Understanding Annotated Source and Disassembly Data

8.  Manipulating Experiments

9.  Kernel Profiling

Kernel Experiments

Setting Up Your System for Kernel Profiling

Running the er_kernel Utility

Profiling the Kernel

Profiling Under Load

Profiling the Kernel and Load Together

Profiling a Specific Process or Kernel Thread

Analyzing a Kernel Profile


Kernel Experiments

You can record kernel profiles with the er_kernel utility.

The er_kernel utility uses DTrace, a comprehensive dynamic tracing facility that is built into the Oracle Solaris 10 operating system.

The er_kernel utility captures kernel profile data and records the data as an Analyzer experiment in the same format as a user profile. The experiment can be processed by the er_print utility or the Performance Analyzer. A kernel experiment can show function data, caller-callee data, instruction-level data, and a timeline, but not source-line data (because most Solaris OS modules do not contain line-number tables).