This is an alpha release version of oprofile, a transparent
low-overhead system-wide profiler.

You can find some documentation in the doc/ directory.

Please visit the oprofile website at :

oprofile was written by John Levon <>
and Philippe Elie <>.

Maynard Johnson <> is the current maintainer.

Dave Jones <> provided bug fixes and support for
the AMD Athlon, and AMD Hammer families of CPUs.

Bob Montgomery <> provided bug fixes, the initial RTC
driver and the initial ia64 driver.

Will Cohen <> integrated the ia64 driver into the
oprofile release, and contributed bug fixes and several cleanups.

Graydon Hoare <> provided P4 port, bug fixes and cleanups.

Ralf Baechle <> provided the MIPS port.

Other contributors are listed in the ChangeLog.


Please read the installation instructions in doc/oprofile.html or

Quick start :

(If using CVS: ./ first. You need automake 1.5 or higher. You
can specify a different version, e.g.
ACLOCAL=aclocal-1.5 AUTOMAKE=automake-1.5 AUTOCONF=autoconf-2.13 AUTOHEADER=autoheader-2.13 ./

2.4 kernels

	./configure --with-linux=/path/to/kernel/source

2.6 kernels

	./configure --with-kernel-support