Offline profiling and triggers

Monday, March 29, 2010 | Posted by

In the screencast below, I explain how to automate profiling with offline profiling and triggers, so that you do not have to use the JProfiler GUI for profiling and can analyze profiling results later on.


  1. Is it possible to open HPROF file with JProfiler and analyse it (e.g. use the heap walker)? What are the steps in this case?

  2. Yes, you can open it with "Session->Open snapshot" in the JProfiler GUI. The file should have an .hprof extension.

  3. There are two fundamentally different ways to profile an application with JProfiler: By default, you profile with the JProfiler GUI attached.