Gerard Seibert wrote:
This is probably a dumb question, but what are 'profile libraries'?
There is the option to use either -NO_PROFILE while building a port, or
putting it in the make.conf file as NO_PROFILE= true, so I assume it
does something. If these libraries are not required, why are they built
by default anyway?

See "man gprof" for details. Basicly, the libraries contain code which is instrumented so that you can figure out things like where the program is spending CPU time and what the call graph looks like. These are used by developers for performance tuning only, and are not needed for production systems which are not running test/debug code...


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