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BMAT - A Binary Matching Tool for Stale Profile Propagation

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BMAT - A Binary Matching Tool for Stale Profile Propagation
A major challenge of applying profile-based optimization on large real-world applications is how to capture adequate profile information. A large program, especially a GUI-based application, may be used in a large variety of ways by different users on different machines. Extensive collection of profile data is necessary to fully characterize this type of program behavior. Unfortunately, in a realistic software production environment, many developers and testers need fast access to the latest build, leaving little time for collecting profiles. To address this dilemma, we would like to re-use stale profile information from a prior program build. In this paper we present BMAT, a fast and effective tool that matches two versions of a binary program without knowledge of source code changes. BMAT enables the propagation of profile information from an older, extensively profiled build to a newer build, thus greatly reducing or even eliminating the need for re-profiling. We use two metrics to...
Zheng Wang, Ken Pierce, Scott McFarling
Added 19 Dec 2010
Updated 19 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2000
Where JILP
Authors Zheng Wang, Ken Pierce, Scott McFarling
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