# [erlang-questions] fprof doubts

Geevarghese Philip <>
Wed Sep 3 12:15:26 CEST 2008

```On 9/3/08, Raimo Niskanen
<<raimo%>>
wrote:
>
>
> > c) In nearly every block of information, there is an entry named
> "undefined"
> > with large numbers against it. What does this mean?
>
>
> Can you give an example?

Here is one:

{[{undefined, 156757, 7629.458, 997.459},
{{digraph,out_neighbours,2}, 63, 0.000, 0.368}],
{ {digraph,out_neighbours,2}, 156820, 7629.458, 997.827}, %
[{{digraph,collect_elems,3}, 156820, 5907.714, 471.786},
{{ets,lookup,2}, 156820, 660.148, 660.148},
{garbage_collect, 85, 58.944, 58.944},
{suspend, 353, 4.233, 0.000},
{{digraph,in_neighbours,2}, 8, 0.343, 0.044},
{{lists,dropwhile,2}, 3, 0.218, 0.010},
{{lists,filter,2}, 1, 0.031, 0.006},
{{digraph,out_neighbours,2}, 63, 0.000, 0.368}]}.

Every module listed above is from the Erlang distribution.

> Could these be because I have not invoked/named my functions in some
> > specified manner?
>
> Yes, probably. How _did_ you trace?

At the erl prompt :

> fprof:apply(graphs_test, test_run, [300, 3, 1, false], [file]).

> fprof:profile([file, {dump, []}]).

> fprof:analyse([{dest, []}, totals]).

Now look at the file "fprof.analysis" .

Thanks,
Philip
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