perf is described as 'Instrument CPU performance counters, tracepoints, kprobes, and uprobes (dynamic tracing)' and is an app in the Development category. There are seven alternatives to perf for Linux, BSD, FreeBSD, Mac and Solaris. The best alternative is strace, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like perf are DTrace (Free, Open Source), ltrace (Free, Open Source), ftrace (Free, Open Source) and ktrace (Free, Open Source).
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