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December 12, 2013

Profiling CPU usage of a ceph command (callgrind)

After compiling Ceph from sources with:

./configure --with-debug CFLAGS='-g' CXXFLAGS='-g'

The crushtool test mode is used to profile the crush implementation with:

valgrind --tool=callgrind \
         --callgrind-out-file=crush.callgrind \
         src/crushtool \
         -i src/test/cli/crushtool/one-hundered-devices.crushmap \
         --test --show-bad-mappings

The resulting crush.callgrind file can then be analyzed with

kcachegrind crush.callgrind

Any Ceph command can be profiled in this way.