vtune was used to profile a process owned by root and failed to collect. Please see below for the screen capture.
OS is oracle linux server 6.5(2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64)
[root@oxford015 jianbingc]# amplxe-cl -collect -target-pid=12261
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Intel(R) VTune(TM) Amplifier XE 2015 (build 367959)