User Guide


View Data on Inline Functions

Configure the
Intel® VTune™
data view to display the performance data per inline functions for applications in the Release configuration.


This option is supported if you compile your code using:
  • Linux*: GCC* compiler 4.1 (or higher)
  • Linux* and Windows*: Intel® Compiler (12.1.333 or higher), with the
    -debug inline-debug-info
    option (Linux)/
    option (Windows) enabled

View Inline Functions

To view data on inline functions, in the analysis result window, set the
Inline Mode
filer bar option to
Show inline functions
will display inline functions (virtual frames) as regular functions.
To disable displaying inline functions, select
Hide inline functions
Example 1: Inline Mode for Hotspots Analysis
In this example, you enable the
Show inline functions
option for the Hotspots analysis. This mode shows a full stack for the
inline function:
Show inline functions
You can select the
Source Function/Function/Call Stack
level in the
menu to view all instances of the inline function in one row.
If you double-click the
inline function, you can identify the code line that took the most CPU time and analyze the corresponding assembly code:
Example 2: Inline Mode for Hotspots analysis Disabled
When you select the
Hide inline functions
option on the filter bar for the same sample, the
does not show the
function in the Bottom-up view:
But if you double-click the
function entry and explore the source, you can see that all CPU time is attributed to the code line where the
inline function is called:
Example 3: Inline Mode for GPU Compute/Media Hotspots
By default, the
Inline Mode
for GPU Compute/Media Hotspots analysis is disabled. In this example, 100% of GPU Cycles are attributed to the
Double-clicking the
source function opens the source view positioned on the code line invoking this function with 95.3% of Estimated GPU Cycles attributed to it:
But if you select the
Computing Task/Function/Call Stack
Computing Task/Source Function/Call Stack
grouping level and enable the Inline Mode for this view, you see that the
function took only 4.7% of the GPU Cycles, while four inline functions took the rest of cycles:
Double-click the hottest
function to analyze its source and assembly code:

Product and Performance Information


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