UPDATE #4: Intel® VTune™ Amplifier 2019 Update 1 includes fixes for running with Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 Update (aka RS5) build 17763 and support for Linux* kernel version 4.18, 4.4.73-5, 3.10.0-862, and 2.6.32-754.3.5. If you continue to experience issues after installing this version, please submit a ticket at https://supporttickets.intel.com.
UPDATE #3: We monitor on-going Linux* kernel security updates and regularly provide the latest VTune Amplifier’s Sampling Driver Kit at https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-vtune-amplifier-sampling-driver-downloads.
UPDATE #2: Intel® VTune™ Amplifier 2018 Update 3 includes fixes for running with Microsoft Windows 10* RS3. If you continue to experience issues after installing this version, please submit a ticket at https://supporttickets.intel.com.
UPDATE: Intel® VTune™ Amplifier 2018 Update 2 includes fixes for the issues described below. If you continue to experience issues after installing this version, please submit a ticket at https://supporttickets.intel.com.
The Intel® VTune™ Amplifier product team is investigating the impact of recent OS security updates. We are providing initial guidance which will allow you to continue using VTune Amplifier 2018 Update 1 and earlier.
On Windows* and Linux*, the VTune Amplifier analyses using precise events or hardware event-based sampling with stacks may cause an application or system crash. We recommend that you do not use such analyses. These include:
- Advanced Hotspots with stacks
- All analyses listed under microarchitecture analysis
- HPC Performance Characterization
- Custom Analysis that uses the collect stacks option or precise events
The following analyses do not use event-based sampling with stacks or precise events and work correctly:
- Basic Hotspots
- Locks and Waits
- Platform analysis
On Linux, Perf-based (driverless) collection is not affected by the OS security updates and will work correctly for all analyses. Uninstall the VTune Amplifier sampling driver to enable perf-based collection. See instructions for uninstalling the VTune Amplifier sampling driver.
In addition, building the sampling driver may fail on kernels > 4.13
We are working on Intel® VTune™ Amplifier product updates which will restore proper operation. We will keep you posted on product updates as they become available. Stay tuned.