Troubleshooting Analysis of Debug Build


A message appears when you start the Intel® Advisor Survey or Suitability tools and the current build options selected is a Debug build.


For the Survey or Suitability tools, you should use a Release build of your program, not a Debug build.

When measuring performance, using a version of the program for analysis that is close to the version that will be provided to customers provides the most accurate data. If you will provide a Release build for customers, run the Survey or Suitability tools with a Release build. You can run this tool with a Debug build if you will run it again with a Release build. To produce the best results, your build settings should specify debug information and moderate optimization, as described in the help topic Build Settings (use the link below under See Also).

When a tool is waiting for your input (click either Continue or Cancel), the result name has a [!] prefix. If you do not respond within several minutes, the tool implicitly chooses the Cancel button.

Possible Correction Strategies

  • Before you respond to the message, change to Release build options and build the target executable. When it completes, click Continue to run the analysis.

  • Click Continue and ignore this message. Later, run this tool again with a target from a Release build.

  • Click Cancel. Change to Release build options and build the target executable. Then run the Intel Advisor tool.

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