flamegraph 0.1.1

A simple cargo subcommand for generating flamegraphs, using inferno under the hood
flamegraph-0.1.1 is not a library.


A simple cargo plugin that generates a flamegraph for a workload.

Currently only linux is supported via perf, but this is going to change as inferno gains support for others.


cargo install flamegraph

This will make the cargo-flamegraph binary available in your cargo binary directory. On linux systems this is usually something like ~/.cargo/bin.


# defaults to profiling cargo run, which will
# also profile the cargo compilation process
# unless you've previously issued `cargo build`
cargo flamegraph

# if you'd like to profile your release build:
cargo flamegraph --release

# if you'd like to profile a specific binary:
cargo flamegraph --bin=stress2

# if you'd like to profile an arbitrary executable:
cargo flamegraph --exec="sleep 10"

Enabling perf for use by unpriviledged users

To enable perf without running as root, you may lower the perf_event_paranoid value in proc to an appropriate level for your environment. The most permissive value is -1 but may not be acceptable for your security needs etc...

echo -1 | sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/perf_event_paranoid