Using VTune for HotSpot profiling (is UseVTune still functional and required?)

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at
Mon Mar 31 10:22:17 PDT 2008


does anybody know if the UseVTune option is still supported and
functional. I browsed the code and saw that the vtune interface in
"src/share/vm/runtime/vtune.hpp" is only implemented for Windows, but
empty for Linux.

Does anybody have experience in profiling the HotSpot with VTune on
Linux? Do I need to implement the vtune interface mentioned above, or
does it work out of the box?

The VTune documentation states that it gets JIT information from the
VM but I couldn't find out until now how this exactly works. An older
VTune paper stated JVMPI, but I suppose this should be JVMTI  now. As
far as I know, it is possible to get JIT compilation information
trough JVMTI, but no information about generated template code, stubs
and adapters. This would line up with the VTune documentation which
states that there may be a fair amount of non-assignable PCs which
correspond to VM code that shouldn't bother the Java programmer:)

Any hints are greatly appreciated!


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