Hotspot Brings GUI to Linux Perf Data

KDAB, a German consulting firm that develops graphics and visualization tools, has released Hotspot 1.0, a GUI too for visualizing performance data generated by the Linux perf tool.

Perf analyzes system and application behaviors in Linux and generates a detailed report showing which calls, programs, disk I/O operations, or network events (just to name a few possibilities) are eating up most of the system’s time. Because Perf is a command-line tool, most of its output is static, and it can be a multi-step process to produce an interactive, explorable report from data provided by Perf.

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