John Keeping <> writes:

> On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 03:41:55PM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
>> Duy Nguyen <> writes:
>> > Would perf help? No changes required, and almost no overhead, I think.
>> Not useful.  It would be probably nice for nailing down the performance
>> gains when the work is finished so that future regressions will be
>> noticeable.  It's reasonable easy to create a test case that will take
>> hours with the current git-blame and would finish in seconds with the
>> improved one.
>> But it's not useful at all for figuring out the hotspots within the
>> git-blame binary.
> I would have thought the annotation described at [1] is exactly what
> you're looking for, isn't it?
> Alternatively, I've had some success with callgrind and kCachegrind in
> the past.
> [1]

Misunderstanding on my part.  I thought this was about the "make perf"
Makefile target.  I'll have to take a look at what the perf utility

Thanks for the clarification.

David Kastrup
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