Updated 2001/05/10

Sun WorkShop[tm] 6 update 2 Profiling Tools (TCOV) Readme


  1. Introduction
  2. About TCOV
  3. New Features
  4. Software Corrections
  5. Problems and Workarounds
  6. Limitations and Incompatibilities
  7. Documentation Errata


A. Introduction

Note - No changes have been made to the TCOV profiling tools since the Sun WorkShop 6 release.

For last-minute information on the Sampling Collector and Performance Analyzer, and the utilities provided with these tools, see the analyzer readme.

For installation-related and late-breaking information about this release, see the Sun WorkShop 6 update 2 Release Notes. Information in the release notes overrides information in all readme files.

To access the release notes and the full Forte[tm] Developer/Sun WorkShop[tm] documentation set, point your Netscape[tm] Communicator 4.0 or compatible browser to the documentation index (file:/opt/SUNWspro/docs/index.html).

To access the HTML version of this readme, do one of the following:

To view the text version of this readme, type the following at a command prompt:

  example% more /opt/SUNWspro/READMEs/profiling_tools 

Note - If your Sun WorkShop software is not installed in the /opt directory, ask your system administrator for the equivalent path on your system.


B. About TCOV

This Readme describes the TCOV profiling tools, which can be used to generate a detailed statement-by-statement coverage profile of program's execution. See the tcov(1) man page or the manual Analyzing Program Performance With Sun WorkShop for details on how to use these tools. To access this manual, point your browser to http://docs.sun.com.


C. New Features

There are no new features in the TCOV profiling tools in this release.

For information about other Forte Developer components, see What's New in Sun WorkShop 6 update 2. To access this manual on your local system or network, point your browser to file:/opt/SUNWspro/docs/index.html. You can also access this manual by pointing your browser to http://docs.sun.com.


D. Software Corrections

There are no software corrections to the TCOV profiling tools in this release.


E. Problems and Workarounds

There are no problems or workarounds to report for the TCOV profiling tools in this release.


F. Limitations and Incompatibilities

There are no limitations or incompatibilities to report for the TCOV profiling tools in this release.


G. Documentation Errata

The description of tcov in Appendix A of the manual, Analyzing Program Performance With Sun WorkShop, does not define a basic block. The definition of a basic block is "a contiguous section of code that has no branches".


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