.\" Copyright (c) 1983, 1991, 1993 .\" The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. .\" .\" Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without .\" modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions .\" are met: .\" 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. .\" 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the .\" documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. .\" 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software .\" must display the following acknowledgement: .\" This product includes software developed by the University of .\" California, Berkeley and its contributors. .\" 4. Neither the name of the University nor the names of its contributors .\" may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software .\" without specific prior written permission. .\" .\" THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE REGENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND .\" ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE .\" IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE .\" ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE .\" FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL .\" DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS .\" OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) .\" HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT .\" LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY .\" OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF .\" SUCH DAMAGE. .\" .\" @(#)kgmon.8 8.1 (Berkeley) 6/6/93 .\" .Dd June 6, 1993 .Dt KGMON 8 .Os BSD 4.2 .Sh NAME .Nm kgmon .Nd generate a dump of the operating system's profile buffers .Sh SYNOPSIS .Nm kgmon .Op Fl bhpr .Op Fl M core .Op Fl N system .Sh DESCRIPTION .Nm Kgmon is a tool used when profiling the operating system. When no arguments are supplied, .Nm kgmon indicates the state of operating system profiling as running, off, or not configured. (see .Xr config 8 ) If the .Fl p flag is specified, .Nm kgmon extracts profile data from the operating system and produces a .Pa gmon.out file suitable for later analysis by .Xr gprof 1 . .Pp The options are as follows: .Bl -tag -width Ds .It Fl b Resume the collection of profile data. .It Fl h Stop the collection of profile data. .It Fl p Dump the contents of the profile buffers into a .Pa gmon.out file. .It Fl r Reset all the profile buffers. If the .Fl p flag is also specified, the .Pa gmon.out file is generated before the buffers are reset. .It Fl M Extract values associated with the name list from the specified core instead of the default ``/dev/kmem''. .It Fl N Extract the name list from the specified system instead of the default ``/vmunix''. .El .Pp If neither .Fl b nor .Fl h is specified, the state of profiling collection remains unchanged. For example, if the .Fl p flag is specified and profile data is being collected, profiling will be momentarily suspended, the operating system profile buffers will be dumped, and profiling will be immediately resumed. .Sh FILES .Bl -tag -width /dev/kmemx -compact .It Pa /vmunix the default system .It Pa /dev/kmem the default memory .El .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr gprof 1 , .Xr config 8 .Sh DIAGNOSTICS Users with only read permission on .Pa /dev/kmem cannot change the state of profiling collection. They can get a .Pa gmon.out file with the warning that the data may be inconsistent if profiling is in progress. .Sh HISTORY The .Nm command appeared in .Bx 4.2 .