ARM® DS-5 Using ARM Streamline

Version 5.8

List of Topics

Conventions and Feedback
Setting Up Your Target
Setting up an ARM Linux target
Setting up an Android target
Using the ARM Streamline Data View
ARM Streamline Data view basics
ARM Streamline Data view toolbar options
The Analysis Data Locations dialog box
Setting Capture Options
Opening the Capture Options dialog box
Capture options
Configuring Counters
Opening the Counter Configuration dialog box
Using the Counters Configuration dialog box
The Timeline View
About the Timeline view
Timeline view charts
Filtering data and other Timeline view controls
Timeline view toolbar options, contextual menu options, and keyboard shortcuts
Visual Annotation in the Timeline view
The Table Views: Call Paths, Functions, and Stack
Table views toolbar options, contextual menu options and keyboard shortcuts
Sorting data in the table reports
Call Paths view column headers
Functions view column headers
Stack view column headers and the Maximum Stack Depth by Thread chart
The Code View
Code view basics
Code view toolbar options and keyboard shortcuts
The Call Graph View
Call Graph view basics
Contextual menu options
The toolbar and keyboard shortcuts
Annotate and the Log View
Customize reports using Annotate
Adding bookmarks using Annotate
Adding images to reports using Visual Annotate
The Log view
Advanced Customizations
Capturing data on your target
Creating custom performance counters
Using Stored Streamline Capture Data to create new Streamline Analysis Reports
Using Streamline on the Command Line
Opening a Streamline-enabled command prompt or shell
The streamline command
Target connection issues
Report issues

List of Figures

1. The ARM Streamline Data view
2. From working Streamline Capture Data to Streamline Analysis Report
3. The Edit Locations... button
4. The ARM Streamline data view
5. The Change capture options button
6. Configuration options
7. Naming the capture options
8. Program images toolbar
9. The ARM Streamline data view
10. The Counter Configuration button
11. The Counters Configuration dialog box
12. Add counter to an existing category
13. Add counter to a new category
14. The Change Counter Name dialog box
15. The Color dialog box
16. Setting events-based sampling
17. The Timeline view
18. The chart expansion control
19. Process bars
20. Timeline Detail Bar
21. X-Ray mode
22. Adding a bookmark
23. Choosing a color
24. The bookmark in the timeline overview
25. A value pin
26. Using the calipers to filter
27. Moving a chart using the handle control
28. The cross-section marker
29. Visual annotation in the Timeline view
30. Hovering over an image in the Timeline view
31. Text with visual annotation
32. A multi-level sort
33. Maximum Stack Depth by Thread chart
34. The Code view
35. The Totals panel
36. The More indicator
37. Missing source file
38. Locate source dialog box
39. The Find field
40. A Simple Call Hierarchy
41. A Call Hierarchy with Multiple Call
42. Caller Bullets
43. The Call Graph Mini-map
44. A Selected Function
45. Annotate overlays
46. Automatically adding bookmarks during capture
47. Visual Annotation in the Timeline view
48. Visual annotation with optional text
49. The Log view
50. Visual annotation in the Log view
51. The custom Sine counter in the Timeline view
52. The Analyze dialog box
53. The report mode

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Revision History
Revision ASeptember 2010ARM Streamline Performance Analyzer 1.0
Revision BJanuary 2011Update for DS-5 version 5.4
Revision CApril 2011Update for DS-5 version 5.5
Revision DJuly 2011Update for DS-5 version 5.6
Revision ESeptember 2011Update for DS-5 version 5.7
Revision FNovember 2011Update for DS-5 version 5.8
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