Profiling Gjs code

Gjs has a secret built-in profiling tool. It is enabled by setting the GJS_DEBUG_PROFILER_OUTPUT environment variable to a filename prefix. Once enabled, sending SIGUSR1 will dump profile data (and reset the current data). For example:

$ env GJS_DEBUG_PROFILER_OUTPUT=$(pwd)/myapp gjs ./myapp.js
<time passes>
$ killall -10 gjs

This will create a file myapp.<pid>.0 with data. Sending further signals will increment the number.

Attic/Gjs/Profiling (last edited 2018-03-10 16:58:47 by AndyHolmes)