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Analysis of Debug Build

Symptoms

A message appears when you start the Survey or Suitability tools and the current build options selected
for the project
is a Debug build.

Details

When measuring performance, using a version of the program for analysis that is close to the version that will be provided to customers provides the most accurate data. If you will provide a Release build for customers, run the Survey or Suitability tools with a Release build. You can run this tool with a Debug build if you will run it again with a Release build. To produce the best results, your build settings should specify debug information and moderate optimization.
When a tool is waiting for your input (click either
Continue
or
Cancel
), the result name has a
[!]
prefix. If you do not respond within several minutes, the tool implicitly chooses the Cancel button.

Cause

For the Survey or Suitability tools, you should use a Release build of your program, not a Debug build.

Possible Solution

  • Before you respond to the message, change to Release build settings and build the target executable. When it completes, click
    Continue
    to run the analysis.
  • Click
    Continue
    and ignore this message. Later, run this tool again with a target built using a Release build.
  • Click
    Cancel
    . Change your build settings to use a Release build and build the target executable. Then run the
    Intel® Advisor
    tool.
For the most current information on optimal C/C++ and Fortran build settings, see Build Your Target Application.

Product and Performance Information

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Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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