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LLVM-PROFDATA(1) LLVM LLVM-PROFDATA(1)

NAME

llvm-profdata - Profile data tool

SYNOPSIS

llvm-profdata command [args…]

DESCRIPTION

The llvm-profdata tool is a small utility for working with profile data files.

COMMANDS

  • merge
  • show
  • overlap

MERGE

SYNOPSIS

llvm-profdata merge [options] [filename…]

DESCRIPTION

llvm-profdata merge takes several profile data files generated by PGO instrumentation and merges them together into a single indexed profile data file.

By default profile data is merged without modification. This means that the relative importance of each input file is proportional to the number of samples or counts it contains. In general, the input from a longer training run will be interpreted as relatively more important than a shorter run. Depending on the nature of the training runs it may be useful to adjust the weight given to each input file by using the -weighted-input option.

Profiles passed in via -weighted-input, -input-files, or via positional arguments are processed once for each time they are seen.

OPTIONS

-help
Print a summary of command line options.

-output=output, -o=output
Specify the output file name. Output cannot be - as the resulting indexed profile data can’t be written to standard output.

-weighted-input=weight,filename
Specify an input file name along with a weight. The profile counts of the supplied filename will be scaled (multiplied) by the supplied weight, where where weight is a decimal integer >= 1. Input files specified without using this option are assigned a default weight of 1. Examples are shown below.

-input-files=path, -f=path
Specify a file which contains a list of files to merge. The entries in this file are newline-separated. Lines starting with ‘#’ are skipped. Entries may be of the form <filename> or <weight>,<filename>.

-remapping-file=path, -r=path
Specify a file which contains a remapping from symbol names in the input profile to the symbol names that should be used in the output profile. The file should consist of lines of the form <input-symbol> <output-symbol>. Blank lines and lines starting with # are skipped.

The llvm-cxxmap tool can be used to generate the symbol remapping file.


-instr (default)
Specify that the input profile is an instrumentation-based profile.

-sample
Specify that the input profile is a sample-based profile.

The format of the generated file can be generated in one of three ways:

-binary (default)

Emit the profile using a binary encoding. For instrumentation-based profile the output format is the indexed binary format.

-text

Emit the profile in text mode. This option can also be used with both sample-based and instrumentation-based profile. When this option is used the profile will be dumped in the text format that is parsable by the profile reader.

-gcc

Emit the profile using GCC’s gcov format (Not yet supported).


-sparse[=true|false]
Do not emit function records with 0 execution count. Can only be used in conjunction with -instr. Defaults to false, since it can inhibit compiler optimization during PGO.

-num-threads=N, -j=N
Use N threads to perform profile merging. When N=0, llvm-profdata auto-detects an appropriate number of threads to use. This is the default.

EXAMPLES

Basic Usage

Merge three profiles:

llvm-profdata merge foo.profdata bar.profdata baz.profdata -output merged.profdata


Weighted Input

The input file foo.profdata is especially important, multiply its counts by 10:

llvm-profdata merge -weighted-input=10,foo.profdata bar.profdata baz.profdata -output merged.profdata


Exactly equivalent to the previous invocation (explicit form; useful for programmatic invocation):

llvm-profdata merge -weighted-input=10,foo.profdata -weighted-input=1,bar.profdata -weighted-input=1,baz.profdata -output merged.profdata


SHOW

SYNOPSIS

llvm-profdata show [options] [filename]

DESCRIPTION

llvm-profdata show takes a profile data file and displays the information about the profile counters for this file and for any of the specified function(s).

If filename is omitted or is -, then llvm-profdata show reads its input from standard input.

OPTIONS

-all-functions
Print details for every function.

-counts
Print the counter values for the displayed functions.

-function=string
Print details for a function if the function’s name contains the given string.

-help
Print a summary of command line options.

-output=output, -o=output
Specify the output file name. If output is - or it isn’t specified, then the output is sent to standard output.

-instr (default)
Specify that the input profile is an instrumentation-based profile.

-text
Instruct the profile dumper to show profile counts in the text format of the instrumentation-based profile data representation. By default, the profile information is dumped in a more human readable form (also in text) with annotations.

-topn=n
Instruct the profile dumper to show the top n functions with the hottest basic blocks in the summary section. By default, the topn functions are not dumped.

-sample
Specify that the input profile is a sample-based profile.

-memop-sizes
Show the profiled sizes of the memory intrinsic calls for shown functions.

-value-cutoff=n
Show only those functions whose max count values are greater or equal to n. By default, the value-cutoff is set to 0.

-list-below-cutoff
Only output names of functions whose max count value are below the cutoff value.

-showcs
Only show context sensitive profile counts. The default is to filter all context sensitive profile counts.

OVERLAP

SYNOPSIS

llvm-profdata overlap [options] [base profile file] [test profile file]

DESCRIPTION

llvm-profdata overlap takes two profile data files and displays the overlap of counter distribution between the whole files and between any of the specified functions.

In this command, overlap is defined as follows: Suppose base profile file has the following counts: {c1_1, c1_2, …, c1_n, c1_u_1, c2_u_2, …, c2_u_s}, and test profile file has {c2_1, c2_2, …, c2_n, c2_v_1, c2_v_2, …, c2_v_t}. Here c{1|2}_i (i = 1 .. n) are matched counters and c1_u_i (i = 1 .. s) and c2_v_i (i = 1 .. v) are unmatched counters (or counters only existing in) base profile file and test profile file, respectively. Let sum_1 = c1_1 + c1_2 + … + c1_n + c1_u_1 + c2_u_2 + … + c2_u_s, and sum_2 = c2_1 + c2_2 + … + c2_n + c2_v_1 + c2_v_2 + … + c2_v_t. overlap = min(c1_1/sum_1, c2_1/sum_2) + min(c1_2/sum_1, c2_2/sum_2) + … + min(c1_n/sum_1, c2_n/sum_2).

The result overlap distribution is a percentage number, ranging from 0.0% to 100.0%, where 0.0% means there is no overlap and 100.0% means a perfect overlap.

Here is an example, if base profile file has counts of {400, 600}, and test profile file has matched counts of {60000, 40000}. The overlap is 80%.

OPTIONS

-function=string
Print details for a function if the function’s name contains the given string.

-help
Print a summary of command line options.

-o=output or -o output
Specify the output file name. If output is - or it isn’t specified, then the output is sent to standard output.

-value-cutoff=n
Show only those functions whose max count values are greater or equal to n. By default, the value-cutoff is set to max of unsigned long long.

-cs
Only show overlap for the context sensitive profile counts. The default is to show non-context sensitive profile counts.

EXIT STATUS

llvm-profdata returns 1 if the command is omitted or is invalid, if it cannot read input files, or if there is a mismatch between their data.

AUTHOR

Maintained by the LLVM Team (https://llvm.org/).

COPYRIGHT

2003-2019, LLVM Project
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