cargo subcommand to profile binaries
Rust
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cargo-profiler

Cargo subcommand to profile binaries.

Recent changes

  • 0.1.6 - Arguments to binary can be supplied.
  • 0.1.5 - Bug fix
  • 0.1.4 - Detects invocation outside of rust project. Propagates valgrind memory error up to cargo profiler. Moves process exit/print error function to main.rs so we can create unit tests for underlying functions. This is achieved by a try_or_exit macro in main.rs. Generally better error handling with result/option combinators (e.g. and_then, ok_or, etc.). Unit tests initialized in each submodule.
  • 0.1.3 - cargo better integrated. No longer have to specify binary if in rust project w/ cargo.toml. better error messages and exits (e.g. upon compilation errors).

To install

NOTE: This subcommand can only be used on Linux machines.

First install valgrind:

$ sudo apt-get install valgrind

Then you can install cargo-profiler via cargo install.

Alternatively, you can clone this repo and build the binary from the source.

$ cargo build --release

Now, copy the built binary to the same directory as cargo.

$ sudo cp ./target/release/cargo-profiler $(dirname $(which cargo))/

To run

Cargo profiler currently supports callgrind and cachegrind.

You can call cargo profiler anywhere in a rust project directory with a Cargo.toml.

$ cargo profiler callgrind
$ cargo profiler cachegrind --release

You can also specify a binary directly:

$ cargo profiler callgrind --bin $PATH_TO_BINARY

To specify command line arguments to the executable being profiled, append them after a --:

$ cargo profiler callgrind --bin $PATH_TO_BINARY -- -a 3 --like this

You can limit the number of functions you'd like to look at:

$ cargo profiler callgrind --bin ./target/debug/rsmat -n 10

Profiling rsmat with callgrind...

Total Instructions...198,466,456

78,346,775 (39.5%) dgemm_kernel.rs:matrixmultiply::gemm::masked_kernel
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
23,528,320 (11.9%) iter.rs:_..std..ops..Range..A....as..std..iter..Iterator..::next
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
16,824,925 (8.5%) loopmacros.rs:matrixmultiply::gemm::masked_kernel
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
10,236,864 (5.2%) mem.rs:core::mem::swap
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
7,712,846 (3.9%) memset.S:memset
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
7,197,344 (3.6%) ???:core::cmp::impls::_..impl..cmp..PartialOrd..for..usize..::lt
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
6,979,680 (3.5%) ops.rs:_..usize..as..ops..Add..::add
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

With cachegrind, you can also sort the data by a particular metric column:

$ cargo profiler cachegrind --bin ./target/debug/rsmat -n 10 --sort dr

Profiling rsmat with cachegrind...

Total Memory Accesses...320,385,356

Total L1 I-Cache Misses...371 (0%)
Total LL I-Cache Misses...308 (0%)
Total L1 D-Cache Misses...58,549 (0%)
Total LL D-Cache Misses...8,451 (0%)

 Ir  I1mr ILmr  Dr  D1mr DLmr  Dw  D1mw DLmw
0.40 0.18 0.21 0.35 0.93 1.00 0.38 0.00 0.00 dgemm_kernel.rs:matrixmultiply::gemm::masked_kernel
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
0.08 0.04 0.05 0.12 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.00 0.00 loopmacros.rs:matrixmultiply::gemm::masked_kernel
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
0.12 0.02 0.02 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.15 0.00 0.00 iter.rs:_std..ops..RangeAasstd..iter..Iterator::next
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
0.05 0.01 0.01 0.07 0.00 0.00 0.08 0.00 0.00 mem.rs:core::mem::swap
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
0.03 0.00 0.00 0.05 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 ???:core::cmp::impls::_implcmp..PartialOrdforusize::lt
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
0.03 0.01 0.01 0.04 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.00 ops.rs:_busizeasops..Addausize::add
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
0.04 0.01 0.01 0.04 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.00 ptr.rs:core::ptr::_implconstT::offset
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
0.02 0.01 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.00 ???:_usizeasops..Add::add
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
0.01 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.00 mem.rs:core::mem::uninitialized
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
0.02 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.04 0.00 0.00 wrapping.rs:_XorShiftRngasRng::next_u32
-----------------------------------------------------------------------


What are the cachegrind metrics?

  • Ir -> Total Instructions
  • I1mr -> Level 1 I-Cache misses
  • ILmr -> Last Level I-Cache misses
  • Dr -> Total Memory Reads
  • D1mr -> Level 1 D-Cache read misses
  • DLmr -> Last Level D-cache read misses
  • Dw -> Total Memory Writes
  • D1mw -> Level 1 D-Cache write misses
  • DLmw -> Last Level D-cache write misses

TODO

  • cmp subcommand - compare binary profiles
  • profiler macros
  • better context around expensive functions
  • support for more profiling tools