[Mono-dev] include the logging profiler in a plugin lib

Adam ffa adam.ffa at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 01:09:28 UTC 2014

I got my library working. I'm having trouble getting warnings from
mono_profiler_load using glib. The logging profiler doesn't seem to work,
but the default profiler, located in mono/metadata/profiler.c, works.

On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 8:48 PM, Adam ffa <adam.ffa at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to access the logging profiler
> (mono/profiler/mono-profiler-logging.c) from a plug-able library. My plan
> is to compile a C library that will call mono_profiler_startup (const char
> *desc) and execute_user_command (char *command) to create heap dumps at my
> whim. I spent time reading through the mono source code and am having
> difficulty deciding if it's possible (errors that may occur as a result,
> will the profiler methods exist, ... pitfalls) and how I should approach
> accessing these methods (functions, flags, ... I need to set before and
> after using the methods).
> If I am unable to access the methods or they are not available, my back up
> plan is to compile the logging profiler as a library and include it with my
> library if possible. I found that it relies on config.h which worries me,
> but I haven't done much research on my backup plan.
> I'm using an older version of mono with the Boehm with typed GC. (So,
> "MONO_PROFILE_GC_ROOTS"  doesn't exist which would have been way simpler
> since I already rolled my own, which I learned from the Moonlight source,
> using "profiler.h".)  Also, mono is embedded with no direct control
> available to me, which is one of the reasons I'm working on an internal
> profiler. My hope is to avoid duplicating a lot of the work already done in
> mono-profile-logging.c and simply, relatively, hack into it.
> Adam
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