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Re: [gprof] strange behavior, esp spontaneous

From: Ben Elliston
Subject: Re: [gprof] strange behavior, esp spontaneous
Date: 14 Jan 2005 14:26:57 +1100
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Ross Boylan <address@hidden> writes:

> On both, I see lots of <spontaneous> entries.  This puzzles me,
> since the functions called "spontaneously" are actually called by
> other functions in my program.  Some of them indicate very little
> time (and no children) though I know most of the action happens
> below them.

Do you understand the meaning of the <spontaneous> entries?  This is
described in reasonable detail in the gprof manual.  You didn't say
whether your program forks or not.

Cheers, Ben

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