I see that PinTool works for Windows and Linux. Does it also happen to work for OSX? Or is there a similar tool that I can use to easily record code coverage for a closed-source app?

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    dtrace is a really nice tool that OS X has. It's a bit inefficient to instrument at the "every instruction" level, but it lets you instrument all kinds of system calls and such. developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Darwin/Reference/… Apr 6, 2013 at 23:46
  • Your question can be easily answered by 5 seconds of googling, no?
    – newgre
    Apr 7, 2013 at 8:53
  • @newgre I was hoping for experiences with it, as joxeankoret points out a good one to know.
    – omghai2u
    Apr 7, 2013 at 16:53

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Yes, pintool works on os x as well (Snow Leopard or newer for the current tech preview ver).


  • pintool does not seem to be available anymore on OSX.
    – ikaerom
    Dec 26, 2016 at 23:14

Yes, they work as @broadway already pointed out. However, PIN under OSX have many-many restrictions, some of them documented and others not. The most noticeable feature it lacks is support for creating threads in a PIN tool.

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