(gprof.info)Incompatibilities


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Incompatibilities with Unix `gprof'
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   GNU `gprof' and Berkeley Unix `gprof' use the same data file
`gmon.out', and provide essentially the same information.  But there
are a few differences.

   * For a recursive function, Unix `gprof' lists the function as a
     parent and as a child, with a `calls' field that lists the number
     of recursive calls.  GNU `gprof' omits these lines and puts the
     number of recursive calls in the primary line.

   * When a function is suppressed from the call graph with `-e', GNU
     `gprof' still lists it as a subroutine of functions that call it.

   * The blurbs, field widths, and output formats are different.  GNU
     `gprof' prints blurbs after the tables, so that you can see the
     tables without skipping the blurbs.



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