User Guide

  • 2021.2
  • 03/26/2021
  • Public Content
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Typical Suppressions Usage Models Using Third-party Suppression Files

There are two typical usage models for handling third-party suppression files in the
Intel Inspector
. They differ depending on how you want to confirm the effectiveness of the converted files:

Apply the Converted File to an Existing Result

  1. In the
    Intel Inspector
    command line interface, use the
    convert-suppression-file
    action to convert an IBM Rational Purify* or Valgrind* suppression file to the
    Intel Inspector
    suppression file format. Save the converted file to the default suppression directory for the project. Use the default
    .sup
    extension.
  2. In the
    Intel Inspector
    GUI, in the
    Target
    tab of the
    Project Properties
    dialog box, set
    Suppressions
    to
    Apply suppressions
    .
  3. Open an existing result for the project (collected using the
    Intel Inspector
    GUI or command line interface).
    Outcome: In the
    Code Locations
    and
    Problems
    panes, the
    Intel Inspector
    marks (strikes through) all result data
    potentially
    impacted by the rules in the converted file. (It may take some time for all marks to appear. The marks remain in the result even if you close and then reopen the result.)
  4. Review the marked data to assess the effectiveness and potential reach of the rules in the converted file. If necessary, edit the converted file in a text editor.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 as necessary.
  6. Run a new analysis using the
    Intel Inspector
    GUI or command line interface.
    Outcome: The
    Intel Inspector
    does not collect result data impacted by suppression rules in the converted file and the rules in other files and directories identified in the
    Suppressions
    tab of the
    Project Properties
    dialog box.

Apply the Converted File to a New Result

  1. In the
    Intel Inspector
    command line interface, use the
    convert-suppression-file
    action to convert an IBM Rational Purify* or Valgrind* suppression file to the
    Intel Inspector
    suppression file format. Save the converted file to the default suppression directory for the project. Use the default
    .sup
    extension.
  2. In the
    Intel Inspector
    GUI, in the
    Target
    tab of the
    Project Properties
    dialog box, set
    Suppressions
    to
    Apply suppressions
    .
  3. Run a new analysis using the
    Intel Inspector
    GUI or command line interface.
    Outcome: The
    Intel Inspector
    does not collect result data impacted by suppression rules in the converted file and the rules in other files and directories identified in the
    Suppressions
    tab of the
    Project Properties
    dialog box).
  4. Review the remaining problems in the result to assess the effectiveness and potential reach of the rules in the converted file. If necessary, edit the converted file in a text editor.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 as necessary.

Product and Performance Information

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Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.