Description

Package pprof serves via its HTTP server runtime profiling data in the format expected by the pprof visualization tool.

The package is typically only imported for the side effect of registering its HTTP handlers. The handled paths all begin with /debug/pprof/.

To use pprof, link this package into your program:

import _ "net/http/pprof"

If your application is not already running an http server, you need to start one. Add "net/http" and "log" to your imports and the following code to your main function:

go func() {
	log.Println(http.ListenAndServe("localhost:6060", nil))
}()

Then use the pprof tool to look at the heap profile:

go tool pprof http://localhost:6060/debug/pprof/heap

Or to look at a 30-second CPU profile:

go tool pprof http://localhost:6060/debug/pprof/profile

Or to look at the goroutine blocking profile, after calling runtime.SetBlockProfileRate in your program:

go tool pprof http://localhost:6060/debug/pprof/block

Or to collect a 5-second execution trace:

wget http://localhost:6060/debug/pprof/trace?seconds=5

To view all available profiles, open http://localhost:6060/debug/pprof/ in your browser.

For a study of the facility in action, visit

https://blog.golang.org/2011/06/profiling-go-programs.html