(originally Google Performance Tools)
The fastest malloc we’ve seen; works particularly well with threads and STL. Also: thread-friendly heap-checker, heap-profiler, and cpu-profiler.
gperftools is a collection of a high-performance multi-threaded
malloc() implementation, plus some pretty nifty performance analysis
gperftools is distributed under the terms of the BSD License.
For downloads, please visit our Downloads Page.
Note: this is by no means complete documentation, but simply gives you an idea of what the API is like.
No recompilation is necessary to use these tools.
gcc [...] -ltcmalloc
gcc [...] -o myprogram -ltcmalloc HEAPCHECK=normal ./myprogram
gcc [...] -o myprogram -ltcmalloc HEAPPROFILE=/tmp/netheap ./myprogram
gcc [...] -o myprogram -lprofiler CPUPROFILE=/tmp/profile ./myprogram
The heap profiler can pop up a window that displays information as a directed graph:
The cpu profiler can produce a weighted call graph:
Links to Other Sites
Russ Cox’s gperftools-httpd, a simple http server based on thttpd that enables remote profiling via google-perftool’s pprof.
robbinfan’s cloud-perf, a simple web service that enables remote profiling and generate svg/flamegraph via pprof.
Questions and Feedback
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