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A.6. Changes in OProfile

Red Hat Developer Toolset 6.0 is distributed with OProfile 1.1.0, which provides a number of bug fixes and feature enhancements over the version included in the previous release of Red Hat Developer Toolset. Below is a list of new features in this release.

A.6.1. Changes Since Red Hat Developer Toolset 4.1

The following features have been added since the release of OProfile included in Red Hat Developer Toolset 4.1:
  • Support has been added for the following processors:
    • IBM z13 (only the ocount is supported)
    • Applied Micro X-Gene
  • Event lists for IBM POWER8 processors have been updated.
  • Support has been added for the following Intel processors:
    • 2nd Generation Intel Atom (Goldmont)
    • 6th Generation Intel Core, CPUID model 0x55 (Skylake)
    • 7th Generation Intel Core (Kaby Lake)
  • The search logic has been corrected to properly store data in an archive and make use of the archive data.
  • operf now only starts the command to be measured if the performance monitoring hardware is properly set up. This fixes a bug that caused operf to start the command that is to be measured regardless of whether the performance monitoring set up was successful.