Evaluating performance on a Mac
Eclipse Test & Performance Tools aren't supported on Mac OS X due to this bug. However, Mac ships with a profiler (you need to install the development tools), Shark, that supports Java. You can find it at /Developer/Applications/Performance Tools. Here's how to get it working:
- Add -agentlib:Shark to your VM arguments (i.e. in the run configuration for Eclipse)
- Start Shark, and pick 'Java Time Profile' or another Java option in the first drop down
- Start your application
- Click Start in Shark
- Click Stop, or Shark should stop after 30 sec.