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Gas profiler for Ethereum smart contracts

What is this?

cryptoprof profiles the gas usage of smart contracts. It can help with:

  • debugging smart contracts

  • evaluating dapp feasibility

  • evaluating dapp security

  • choosing implementations of smart contract standards

You can find more information about these use cases in the rationale document.

Getting started


Installing the profiler

Global install

If you want to install it globally:

npm install -g cryptoprof

after which it should be available globally as cryptoprof. You can verify this using:

cryptoprof --help

Local install

If you want to install it locally to some npm package:

npm install cryptoprof

after which it should be available in that package's node_modules/.bin directory. You can verify this from the directory containing that package by running:

./node_modules/.bin/cryptoprof --help

Docker image

Alternatively, you can use the Dockerfile provided in this repository to run the profiler. Build the image using:

docker build -t cryptoprof .

You can test cryptoprof on the test contracts (which are available within the container) using:

docker run cryptoprof -t erc20 \
    --contract-specs test/contracts/consensys/EIP20.sol:EIP20,1200000,ConsensysERC20,1,CON \

To run this against your own contracts, simply bind mount those contracts into the container. For example, from project root:

docker run -v $(pwd)/test/contracts/consensys/:/opt cryptoprof -t erc20 \
    --contract-specs /opt/EIP20.sol:EIP20,1200000,ConsensysERC20,1,CON \

If you have access to make on your system, you can use the provided Makefile to build the docker image:

make build

You can also profile the test contracts using:

make run

Using the profiler

In order to use cryptoprof, you have to point it at some sample smart contracts. If you just want to try it out, you can run it against the ERC20 contracts that are used in the cryptoprof tests. These contracts can be found in the node_modules folder into which you installed cryptoprof.

Let us say your cryptoprof as installed into the node_modules directory in the $NODE_MODULES_PARENT directory. Then, to test cryptoprof against the test ERC20 contracts, run:

cryptoprof -t erc20 \
  --contract-specs ${NODE_MODULES_PARENT}/node_modules/cryptoprof/test/contracts/consensys/EIP20.sol:EIP20,1200000,ConsensysERC20,1,CON \

This should yield a table similar to the one in the following image: cryptoprof sample


If you'd like to contribute to cryptoprof, just open up a pull request. The guidelines are very light:

  1. Work off of your own fork of this repository, and open up a pull request into master when you are ready. Give your pull request an informative description.

  2. Make sure that the tests pass: npm test. (Bonus points for adding tests.)

  3. Add one of the maintainers of this repository (nkashy1 for now) as a reviewer on the pull request.

Also, feel free to create issues as you find them. Your contributions are very much welcome.

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