How the run-time system treats the time spent in a called COBOL program that has been compiled with profiling enabled (a profiled program) depends on the value of the profile_behavior run-time tunable. You specify this tunable when you run the program or the application that you want to be profiled.
If the profile_behavior run-time tunable is set to 0 (the default), then time spent in a profiled called program is recorded both in the called program and in the calling program.
If the profile_behavior run-time tunable is set to 1, then time spent in a profiled called program is recorded only in the called program.
For example, suppose program prog_a calls program prog_c. prog_a is a profiled COBOL program. Then:
If prog_a actually calls prog_b, which calls prog_c, and prog_b is not a profiled COBOL program, then time in prog_b is always recorded in prog_a, while time in prog_c is recorded as explained above.