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Loops constitute the most executed segments of programs and therefore are the best candidates for hardware software partitioning. We present a set of profiling tools that are specifically dedicated to loop profiling and do support combined function and loop profiling. One tool relies on an instruction set simulator and can therefore be augmented with architecture and microarchitecture features simulation while the other is based on compile-time instrumentation of gcc and therefore has verydoi:10.1145/780731.780759 fatcat:kcwibnuntjhedmg3bvqoot7ame