User Guide

  • 2020
  • 10/21/2020
  • Public Content

Testing for Regressions

The recommended approach for regression testing with the
Intel® Inspector
involves these basic steps:
  1. Create a gold standard:
    • Use the GUI (or the
      command) to create a result from which you have successfully eliminated all real problems.
    • Use the
      command to create a suppression file to match any remaining problems you have determined you can ignore.
  2. Change your source code.
  3. Use the
    command (or the GUI) to check for new problems:
    • Apply the suppression file when you run a new analysis.
    • Determine if the changed source code introduced new problems that do not match those in the suppression file.
Intel Inspector
also offers alternative ways to test for regressions.

Product and Performance Information


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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