Intel® Inspector XE

Attach to a PID

Hi all,

I know that there were some questions about attaching the Intel XE Inspector to an active process (PID) at certain point from the start time.

I wanted to ask wheather there is any update from the Intel guys on that regard in one of the updates of the Inspector XE ?

If not, what are your kind suggestion for debugging certain source code file for data race within a large application ? Do I have to wait until the Inspector will reach the parallel area ?

Thanks in advance,


Step by step guide for tachyon example Inspector XE

I'm a beginner to Intel Inspector XE. I used the given sample program tachyon to start with. There is no readme file inside the tachyon folder to know the steps to follow. The advisorXE has a readme document which will guide how to use the example, and is more useful. Can you provide a similar document for InspectorXE & tachyon

Inspector "Error detected during analysis" when Detect Memory Problems


Today when I run inspector to analysis my project, I met this error.

Before I had not ever met this error.

I had try to reinstall inspector, bug not fixed the problem, and even the whole c_studio_xe_2013_sp1_update2_setup.

I am sure I don't run any defense software.

I have license for  c_studio_xe_2013_sp1_update2_setup

Additionally, my project can run smoothly when not analysis with inspector.


My Inspector version is : 

Intel® Inspector XE 2013 update 9

VS version is:

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010

Performance analysis of C/C++ application which executes via Python as an extension

Hi all,

I want to analyse a C++ application which compiled as a Python extension. A Python script feeds data and executes the application. I am wondering how can I analyse the C++ module via Inspector. 

For example, I had the same issue with GDB in Eclipse, but when I made another application which executes the Python file from C++, it can get the breakpoint, when the control goes to Python and turns to the extension. But, this trick is not working for Inspector.

I appreciate any clue.


Symbols not found - .pdb files

I would like to have more info about the pdb files which should be associated with the analysis.

  • Should the pdb file be the result from the same compilation that gave the .dll that I wish to inspect ? 
  • If a lib is linked to the dll that i want to inspect, should i have the pdb for the lib ? should they be the exact pdb files that were generated at the same time as the lib that is linked ?

Thanks for your help

Article/Paper/Documentation about Inspector/Static Secutiry Analysis tool


I am new in using Intel Inspector XE for dynamic analysis and the Intel compiler in static analysis mode (formerly SSA I guess).

I would like to understand how they work, so I was wondering if there is some documentation, paper publication or everything that explain the techniques used by these tools to perform their analysis.

Best Regards,

Intel Inspector XE with windows services

Hi, We are using Intel Inspector XE 2013. We are checking memory leaks in our dll's which runs using httpd.exe. We want to check memory leaks in our modules. I am new to Intel Inspector , please help me how to check memory problems in process running as windows service. How to check memory leaks in already running process? 

Error message after software update when starting VS2013


I'm using your product in our software to profile and optimize code but after the recent update (this morning) your software refuses to load properly when I start VS2013 and I get a dialog box with the following error message:


The 'Intel Inspector XE 213' package did not load correctly.

The problem may have been caused by a configuration change or by the installation of another extension. You can get more information by examining the file 'C:\Users\$user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0\ActivityLog.xml'.

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