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Profiling workaround [message #128555] Thu, 17 April 2008 16:32 Go to next message
Joerg Bullmann is currently offline Joerg BullmannFriend
Messages: 6
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Have not solved my problem of before, but have finally settled on a
workaround: I start my application and have the profiling data dumped to a
file. Then -- after the app has finished -- I manually import that
information and inspect it with TPTP's viewers.

Here's how I have set up my run config to gather the data:

Add this as a VM argument in the run configuration's "Arguments" tab:

-agentlib:JPIBootLoader=JPIAgent:server=standalone,file=C:\d ata\TPVF\prof.trcxml;HeapProf:allocsites=true

Add the following three definitions in the run configuration's
"Environment" tab:

JAVA_PROFILER_HOME = C:\Program Files\TPTP Agent

PATH = C:\Program Files\TPTP Agent
Controller\plugins\org.eclipse.tptp.javaprofiler;C:\Program Files\TPTP
Agent Controller

TPTP_AC_HOME = C:\Program Files\TPTP Agent Controller

When running this configuration, it will leave a heap profile log file in
C:\data\TPVF\prof.trcxml which can imported in Eclipse using
"Import>Profiling and Logging>Profiling file".

Background about the above info can be found in
plugins\org.eclipse.tptp.javaprofiler\readme.txt in the TPTP agent
controller installation.

Hope this helps. I still hope profiling will eventually start working
properly right from the IDE.

I'd appreciate feedback whether this workaround helps people and in which
way it can be improved.

Re: Profiling workaround [message #128734 is a reply to message #128555] Mon, 21 April 2008 07:56 Go to previous message
Asaf Yaffe is currently offline Asaf YaffeFriend
Messages: 333
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member

Your workaround is officially known as "profiling in standalone mode"
and is described in details in the TPTP online help.

I am happy to learn that this is working for you.


Asaf Yaffe
Eclipse TPTP Committer, JVMTI Profiler
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