Introduction to Sysprof

The sysprof package contains a statistical and system-wide profiler for Linux.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.0 platform.

Package Information

Sysprof Dependencies


desktop-file-utils-0.26, GTK-4.12.0, itstool-2.0.7, JSON-GLib-1.6.6, libadwaita-1.3.4, libdazzle-3.44.0, libunwind-1.6.2, Polkit-123 , and elogind-252.9

Installation of Sysprof

Install Sysprof by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson setup --prefix=/usr         \
            --buildtype=release   \
            -Dsystemdunitdir=/tmp \
            ..                    &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install &&
rm -v /tmp/*.service

Command Explanations

rm -v /tmp/*.service: This command removes systemd units which have no use on SysV systems.

-Dsystemdunitdir=/tmp: This parameter puts systemd units in /tmp on SysV systems so that they can be removed. It also bypasses a check for systemd in the file.


Installed Programs: sysprof, sysprof-agent, and sysprof-cli
Installed Libraries:, libsysprof-capture-4.a,,, and
Installed Directories: /usr/include/sysprof-4, /usr/include/sysprof-ui-5, and /usr/share/help/*/sysprof

Short Descriptions


is a graphical interface to sysprof


is used to profile applications in containers


is a command line interface to sysprof

provides API functions for profiling processes running on a system


provides a hook used to capture statistics from a process

provides API functions for capturing memory statistics

provides API functions for tracking the speed of a running process

provides API functions for the sysprof GUI