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I'm starting to learn Intel's Pin framework and I can't figure out if it's possible to create an executable.

I mean, rather than creating a module and forcing people to download Pin + the module, is it possible to directly create a tool (executable)?

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  • what do you mean by "creating an executable"? Also what do you mean by module? read this manual for more information on how it works - software.intel.com/sites/landingpage/pintool/docs/97619/Pin/… – R4444 Jan 22 at 19:40
  • I tried to dev a little program based on ManualExamples. To use it I have to do something like : pin -t ./my_module.so -- ./test. What I'd like to know is if it's possible to compile it as a standalone. Rather than giving my "my_module.so" I'd like just create a binary that way people won't have to download Pin and module, only my binary to use it. – Reginas Jan 22 at 20:45
  • "pin" is a instrumentation framework "./my_module.so" is a "pintool" which is used to add instrumentation. "./test" is a binary under examination. "pin" can't work without "pintool". If you don't want to add instrumentation, then you can provide a blank "pintool" (without any calls to instrumentation routines, just the main function). If you want to remove "pintool" then your pin framework will be purposeless. – R4444 Jan 23 at 14:50

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