Introduction

This Reference Manual provides you with the description of the features of the Intel® Trace Collector. It also describes how to use this tool to generate tracefiles.

On Linux* OS, you can get help information in man pages, for example, about the Intel® Trace Collector API calls (man VT_enter) and the Intel Trace Collector configuration (man VT_CONFIG). To access the man pages, follow the instructions in the next chapter.

The documentation is platform-independent, which means that the text and even whole sections may not be applicable for platforms. Hence, if you move between different platforms certain features may work differently.

This Reference Manual tries to cover as much as possible independent on the diverse platforms it supports. Linux* OS and Microsoft* Windows* OS frequently have different styles in passing parameters. In particular Intel® Trace Collector Reference Manual parameters to compilers are not consistent between the two operating systems. This Reference Manual follows the nomenclature used on the Linux OS. Here is a list of the most important differences and how they are mapped from the Linux OS style to the Microsoft* Windows* OS one:

Linux* OS

Microsoft* Windows* OS

-L<path>

-LIBPATH:<path>

-l<library>

<library>.lib

<directory>/<file>

<directory>\<file>

Para obter mais informações sobre otimizações de compiladores, consulte Aviso sobre otimizações.