2.5 Connection Browser dialog box

The Connection Browser dialog box, opened from the Streamline Data view, enables you to select a target without having to look up its name or IP address.

Figure 2-3 Connection Browser in Streamline
Connection Browser in Streamline

When you click the Browse for a target button in the Connection field of the Streamline Data view, Streamline searches your network and provides a selectable list of possible targets. The Connection Browser sorts the targets by type:
Streamline Agent
Lists all targets connected directly to the network that have gator installed and running. These are the most common targets for Streamline.
Streamline Agent via ADB
Lists all Android targets that have gator installed and running and are connected to the host using ADB. You must have installed ADB and specified its location in the Capture & Analysis Options dialog in order for this list to be populated.
Clicking the Setup Target... button opens a dialog that allows you to automatically set up Streamline on a rooted Android or Linux target. You can specify an ADB connection for an Android target, or the IP address, user name, and password for a Linux target connected using SSH.
Click Install to install and start a pre-built user space gator binary which runs on Android or Linux and on ARMv7 or ARMv8 targets. gatord runs using the -a flag, so that you can enter a command in the Capture & Analysis Options dialog box without having to restart gatord.
Clicking Install also installs a file called notify.dex into the same directory as gatord on the target. gatord uses this file on Android targets to notify running applications when atrace annotation tags are enabled. This feature is supported on Linux kernel versions 3.10 and later.
The Setup Target dialog allows you to run a capture session without having to carry out the manual steps for configuring and running gatord.


  • gatord must run as root. If you are using ADB, adbd also must run as root.
  • Setup Target... does not set up gatord to start automatically on boot, so target setup needs to be done every time the device is rebooted
  • User space gator runs without the gator driver, gator.ko and does not support all Streamline features. For example, some counters might not be available. Kernel space gator provides a complete set of available features.
Figure 2-4 Automatically setting up Streamline on the target
Automatically setting up Streamline on the target

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