Unleashing the power of frame pointers pt.1 - The execution environment

Profiling the CPU allows us to analyze the program’s performance, identify bottlenecks, and optimize its efficiency. Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes when you run a program and how to account for CPU time for the actual program functions? And even more, how to write such a tool to profile the program? Even though great open-source projects provide continuous profiling with vast support for compiled, JITed, and interpreted, languages, with or without debug info, with or without frame pointers, etc....

June 23, 2024 · 15 min