Configure a target for system profiling

You can gather trace events from the instrumented kernel in two different ways. You can run a command-line utility (e.g. tracelogger) on your target to generate a log file, and then transfer that log file back to your development environment for analysis. Or, you can capture events directly from the IDE using the Log Configuration dialog.

Note: In order to get timing information from the kernel, you need to run tracelogger as the root user.

If you gather system-profiling data through qconn in the IDE, you're already accessing the instrumented kernel as root.

Using the command-line server currently offers more flexibility as to when the data is captured, but requires that you set up and configure filters yourself using the TraceEvent API. The Log Configuration dialog lets you set a variety of different static filters and configure the duration of time that the events are logged for.

For more information on the tracelogger utility, see its entry in the Utilities Reference. For traceevent , see the Neutrino Library Reference.