Intel® Inspector XE Defect Resulting in Loss of SSA Result State Information

Published: 05/23/2012, Last Updated: 05/23/2012


Reference Number : DPD200172886

Version : all versions released to date

Product : Intel® Inspector XE in Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2011

Operating System : Linux* and Windows*

Problem Description :
Problem state information will be permanently lost when you reopen an Static Security Analysis (SSA) result with a different Inspector XE version than was used at the last open. Furthermore, when you open a new SSA result for the first time Inspector XE automatically opens the previous result in order to inherit its state information. If the previous result was last opened by a different Inspector XE version then this implicit open will cause the state information in the previous result to be permanently lost. State information is not correctly inherited from the previous result in such cases. Losing state information is bad because it means all the effort spent investigating problems and assigning state is essentially lost.

The Inspector XE User Guide, which can be found here, defines problem states and how they are used.  This information can be found in this document under Intel® Inspector XE 2011>Managing Results>Interpreting Result Data and Resolving Issues>About Using States.

To avoid losing state information SSA users must restrict themselves to a single Inspector XE version when dealing with SSA results for a particular project. Users that run Inspector XE inside Visual Studio cannot install more than one version of Inspector XE at a time, so this recommendation effectively means that such SSA users must not upgrade their Inspector XE version until this issue is resolved. The latest Composer XE upgrade is compatible with earlier versions of Inspector XE, so Composer XE upgrades can be applied without upgrading Inspector XE.

Resolution Status :
It is anticipated that this issue will be fixed Intel Inspector XE 2011 Update 7.

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