Composer Update 4 and 5 cause VS 2008 SP1 debugging sessions to crash

Composer Update 4 and 5 cause VS 2008 SP1 debugging sessions to crash

Hello,

When Parallel Composer Update 4 or 5 is installed with VS 2008 integration, I'm unable to debug any application. For instance, if I start an application in debug mode and then press the "Pause" button in the IDE, devenv.exe crashes. The same happens when the application encounters a breakpointor whenan exception occurs and I press the "Break" button to step into the code.

This problem doesnot occur with Composer Update 3 and previous versions.

The error report contains the following information:

Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH

Application Name: devenv.exe

Application Version: 9.0.30729.1

Application Timestamp: 488f2b50

Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll

Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bdb3b

Exception Code: c0000005

Exception Offset: 0002e23e

OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1

Locale ID: 1046

Additional information about the problem:

LCID: 1033

I've also generated a devenv.exe dump file if needed.

Regards,

Ricardo.

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Ricardo,

I could not reproduce the crash. Could you please provided the following information:

- Content of "About Microsoft Visual Studio" dialog box (e.g. click the "Copy Info") button

- The Processor information

- The Operating system (e.g. Winxp or Win7, 32-bit or 64-bit)

- The application configuration (e.g. Win32, x64)

Does the crash occur with Intel compiler-based projects or with both Intel or Microsoft projects?

Does the crash occur with a particular type of project or with any project?

Do you have other Intel tools installed besides Parallel Composer (e.g. Intel C++ Compiler Professional 11.1, etc)?

Thanks,
--mark

Hi,

I've attached the About dialog content to this post as a file (about.txt).

My system is Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 running Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

The crash occurs with any native C++ application, both on Win32 or x64, Debug or Release configurations, with both Intel and Microsoft projects. Other languages (including C++/CLR)are not affected.

The project type is console application, haven't tried others.

I have Intel Thread Profiler 3.1 and Intel VTune 9.1 installed.

I've tried repairing VS 2008 setup and removing add-ins (Visual Assist X and SlickEdit Gadgets) but it didn't work. The problem was only solvedwhen I uninstalled Composer 4/5 and installed backComposer 3.

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Thank you for the update. I tried three systems with simple and complex projects but haven't been able to reproduce the problem.Would that be possible for you to:

- uninstall update 3
-customer install update 5
- deselect "Intel Parallel Debugger Extension"

and see if the problem is resolved?

That will show us if the parallel debugger extension is causing the problem.In the mean time I will keep trying to see if I can reproduce the problem.

Thanks,
--mark

A dump file would be helpful as well.

You can send with private posting if you'd like.

Thanks,
Jennifer

Sorry for the delay, I'm currently on a trip attending the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, will reply as soon as I have enough time to access to my office computer.

Thanks.

Hi Mark,

I'm unable to deselect "Intel Parallel Debugger". It's seems that all C++ Compiler features are required, see the screenshot below:

Thanks for the update Ricardo. You are right; I noticed setup does not allow remval of the debugger or compiler components. I did confirm that the next major release currently under development does allow you to remove the debugger component. Unfortunately I still have not been able to reproduce this problem. Another colleague also tried to duplicate the problem without success. We will keep trying with different systems.

--mark

Quoting Mark Sabahi (Intel)

Thanks for the update Ricardo. You are right; I noticed setup does not allow remval of the debugger or compiler components. I did confirm that the next major release currently under development does allow you to remove the debugger component. Unfortunately I still have not been able to reproduce this problem. Another colleague also tried to duplicate the problem without success. We will keep trying with different systems.

--mark

Hi Ricardo,

This is a private thread. I noticed you are registered for the Parallel Studio 2011 Beta program. I will be interested to see if the Beta package resolves this issue, once the Beta package becomes available. The Beta package allows you to uninstall the debugger component.

--mark

Was the dump file of any help?

Thanks.

I was hoping for a stack info, but no, no stack info, only the loadeddll files/versions. so it does not really helpmuch.
Mark or I will get back to you about next. Sorry about this.

Jennifer

Unfortunately the dump file didn't give any clues as to what the root cause is.

--mark

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