And I end up asking again for help to whoever is around, this time I’m looking for a gnuplot expert 🙂
As solar suggested, I wanted to prepare a few graphs to show the changes with visibility, with fixing COW pages, and so on. While performance analysis through benchmark would probably be a good idea too, I wanted to start with something easier, maybe less interesting, but that would help me tackling down the issues to get better visual impact. This way the more important stuff will not just look like crap and be dismissed 😉
For now I’ve modified my parser for LD_DEBUG=bindings output to generate data that could be represented visually by gnuplot. Or at least I hope I’ll be able to make it be represented visually by gnuplot.
I’d like to have some clustered and row-stacked histograms; it would divide all the objects in a particular program (shared objects) in clusters of histograms, each containing N histograms for N runs to compare (no visibility, hidden/default visibility, hidden/protected visibility), then each histogram would have its height split in three (outgoing bindings, incoming bindings, self-fulfilled bindings), to show the changes in those.
Unfortunately, what I have up to now shows the graphics just fine, but the labels for the various objects are unreadable. If you want to get the package of the data and script
If somebody can help me to get these data graphed in a decent way… that would be very helpful 🙂