Intel® VTune™ Amplifier - Impact of recent OS security updates

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.

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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
  • Concurrency
  • 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

If you continue to experience issues, please submit a ticket at https://supporttickets.intel.com. For information on security updates, see Intel.com Security Center site.

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.

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.

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Just found this, it was a long weekend.

Any idea when this will be fixed? Is there some sort of notification list, if not what is the best place to check to see if this has been fixed.

 

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