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Profile
  • Detailed security description of the physical structure, equipment component, location, relationships, and general operating environment of an AIS.
  • n. A control file for a program, esp. a text file automatically read from each user's home directory and intended to be easily modified by the user in order to customize the program's behavior. Used to avoid hardcoded choices (see also dot file, rc file).
  • A report on the amounts of time spent in each routine of a program, used to find and tune away the hot spots in it. This sense is often verbed. Some profiling modes report units other than time (such as call counts) and/or report at granularities other than per-routine, but the idea is similar. See graded-index profile, index profile, parabolic profile, power-law index profile.