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December 10, 2013

Profiling CPU usage of a ceph command (gperftools)

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:

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/ \ src/crushtool \
  -i src/test/cli/crushtool/one-hundered-devices.crushmap \
  --test --show-bad-mappings

as instructed in the cpu profiler documentation. The resulting file can then be analyzed with

google-pprof --ignore=vector --focus=bucket_choose \
  --gv ./src/crushtool

and displays the following result:

Any Ceph command can be profiled in this way.