OPANNOTATE(1)              General Commands Manual             OPANNOTATE(1)

NAME         top

       opannotate - produce source or assembly annotated with profile data

SYNOPSIS         top

       opannotate [ options ] [profile specification]

DESCRIPTION         top

       opannotate outputs annotated source and/or assembly from profile data
       of an OProfile session. See oprofile(1) for how to write profile

OPTIONS         top

       --assembly / -a
              Output annotated assembly. The binary file to be annotated
              does not need full debugging information to use this option,
              but symbol information is required. Without symbol
              information, opannotate will silently refuse to annotate the
              binary.  If this option is combined with --source, then mixed
              source / assembly annotations are output.

       --demangle / -D none|smart|normal
              none: no demangling. normal: use default demangler (default)
              smart: use pattern-matching to make C++ symbol demangling more

       --exclude-dependent / -x
              Do not include application-specific images for libraries,
              kernel modules and the kernel. This option only makes sense if
              the profile session used --separate.

       --exclude-file [files]
              Exclude all files in the given comma-separated list of glob
              patterns. This option is supported solely with the --source
              option. It can be used to filter out source files in the
              output using the following types of specifications:

              · filenames (basename -- i.e., no path)

              · filename glob specifications (all files whose base filename
                matches the given pattern)

              · directory segments (all source files located in the
                specified directory; e.g. "libio")

              · directory segment glob specifications (e.g., "libi*")

       --exclude-symbols / -e [symbols]
              Exclude all the symbols in the given comma-separated list.

       --help / -? / --usage
              Show help message.

       --image-path / -p [paths]
              Comma-separated list of additional paths to search for
              binaries.  This is needed to find modules in kernels 2.6 and

       --root / -R [path]
              A path to a filesystem to search for additional binaries.

       --include-file [files]
              Only include files in the given comma-separated list of glob
              patterns.  The same rules apply for this option as for the
              --exclude-file option.

       --merge / -m [lib,cpu,tid,tgid,unitmask,all]
              Merge any profiles separated in a --separate session.

       --include-symbols / -i [symbols]
              Only include symbols in the given comma-separated list.

       --objdump-params [params]
              Pass the given parameters as extra values when calling
              objdump.  If more than one option is to be passed to objdump,
              the parameters must be enclosed in a quoted string.

              An example of where this option is useful is when your
              toolchain does not automatically recognize instructions that
              are specific to your processor.  For example, on IBM
              POWER7/RHEL 6, objdump must be told that a binary file may
              have POWER7-specific instructions. The opannotate option to
              show the POWER7-specific instructions is:

              The opannotate option to show the POWER7-specific
              instructions, the source code (--source) and the line numbers
              (-l) would be:
                 --objdump-params="-Mpower7 -l --source"

       --output-dir / -o [dir]
              Output directory. This makes opannotate output one annotated
              file for each source file. This option can't be used in
              conjunction with --assembly.

       --search-dirs / -d [paths]
              Comma-separated list of paths to search for source files. You
              may need to use this option when the debug information for an
              image contains relative paths.

       --base-dirs / -b [paths]
              Comma-separated list of paths to strip from debug source
              files, prior to looking for them in --search-dirs.

              Use sample database from the specified directory dir_path
              instead of the default location. If --session-dir is not
              specified, then opannotate will search for samples in
              <current_dir>/oprofile_data first. If that directory does not
              exist, the standard session-dir of /var/lib/oprofile is used.

       --source / -s
              Output annotated source. This requires debugging information
              to be available for the binaries.

       --threshold / -t [percentage]
              For annotated assembly, only output data for symbols that have
              more than the given percentage of total samples. For profiles
              using multiple events, if the threshold is reached for any
              event, then all sample data for the symbol is shown.

              For annotated source, only output data for source files that
              have more than the given percentage of total samples. For
              profiles using multiple events, if the threshold is reached
              for any event, then all sample data for the source file is

       --verbose / -V [options]
              Give verbose debugging output.

       --version / -v
              Show version.

ENVIRONMENT         top

       No special environment variables are recognised by opannotate.

FILES         top

              The location of the generated sample files.

VERSION         top

       This man page is current for oprofile-1.2.0git.

SEE ALSO         top

       /usr/local/share/doc/oprofile/, oprofile(1)

COLOPHON         top

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4th Berkeley Distribution     Tue 25 April 2017                OPANNOTATE(1)

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