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Interprocedural Path Profiling

  • David Melski
  • Thomas Reps
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1575)

Abstract

In path profiling, a program is instrumented with code that counts the number of times particular path fragments of the program are executed. This paper extends the intraprocedural path-profiling technique of Ball and Larus to collect information about interprocedural paths (i.e., paths that may cross procedure boundaries).

Keywords

Procedure Call Calling Context Call Graph Call Site Path Number 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Melski
    • 1
  • Thomas Reps
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Sciences DepartmentUniversity of Wisconsin 1210 West Dayton StreetMadisonUSA

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