Bug 62231 - memprof rpm missing from server install
memprof rpm missing from server install
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: memprof (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-03-28 12:03 EST by Christopher Holmes
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-28 12:03:14 EST
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Description Christopher Holmes 2002-03-28 12:03:09 EST
Description of Problem:

  memprof rpm missing from server install

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. install RedHat7.2 beta for alpha as server, selecting all packages
2. rpm -qa | grep memprof

Actual Results:

  no memprof rpm

Expected Results:

  memprof rpm shows up

Additional Information:
	expected results achieved on RedHat7.2 Intel server install
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2002-03-28 12:10:36 EST
MemProf, to my knowledge is simply impossible to port to the Alpha
architecture due to the stack layout and calling conventions. 

(MemProf works by doing a complete backtrace for every malloc()
or free. Backtraces on Alpha require searches to find the stack location,
so the result would be something probably hundreds of times slower
on Alpha than on i386, making it entirely useless.)

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