The System Trace feature of the Intel® System Debugger provides an Intel® System Studio IDE plug-in which adds the capability to access the Intel® Trace Hub providing advanced SoC-wide instruction and data events tracing through its trace viewer.
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For system requirements, see the Intel® System Debugger - System Trace User Guide and the Intel® System Debugger - System Trace Release Notes.
For details of the installation process, see the Intel® System Debugger - System Trace User Guide.
Starting the System Trace
If you have an existing workspace containing an old System Trace project, this project is probably not compatible with the newly-installed System Trace anymore.
Whenever you install a newer version of Intel® System Studio including the System Trace, create a new Intel® System Studio IDE workspace or at least a new System Trace project.
- Launch the Intel® System Studio IDE by running <install-dir>/iss_ide_eclipse-launcher.sh, where <install-dir> is the root directory of your Intel® System Studio installation. By default, <install-dir> is/opt/intel/system_studio_<version>/.
- To open the System Trace plugin, go to Window > Open Perspective > Other.
- Choose System Trace as the perspective. The System Trace default window is displayed. The first time you launch, the System Trace will show a welcome dialog, which guides you through the first steps.
Options available in the Welcome to System Trace dialog box:
Help me setup a new project
|This option will guide you through the process of creating a trace project.|
Import a project
|This option will open the Intel® System Studio IDE import dialog to import existing trace projects.|
Importing an Existing Trace Capture Archive/Trace Capture File (Bin-file)
To import an existing trace capture archive file, such as one of the examples which can be found in <install-dir>/system_debugger_<version>/system_trace/examples/input, you need to import that file into your trace viewer.
To import a sample System Validation Events (SVEN) trace included in a Trace Capture Archive or in a plain bin-file:
- Open the Intel® System Studio IDE.
- Switch to the Trace perspective.
- Go to File > Import ....
- Browse to System Trace > Trace Capture.
- Click Next.
- Select the Trace Capture Archive by clicking Browse….
Locate sven_stp_data_bxt.tracecpt in the directory <install_dir>/system_debugger_<version>/system_trace/examples/input.
If you want to import a bin file, select the *.* file filter on the bottom right corner of the file browse dialog.
- Select the trace project you want to import the data from. If you do not have a project, type in a name for your new project and select Create trace project.
- Click Finish to import the trace capture archive.
- In the Project Explorer expand the capture node. You should see a sven_stp_data_bxt entry.
- Right-click the sven_stp_data_bxt entry and select Decode.
The sample trace is displayed in the trace viewer.
For more information about how to use the System Trace, see Intel® System Debugger - System Trace User Guide
Training and Documentation
|Intel® System Debugger - System Trace User Guide||
This document provides information about how to install and start the System Trace on Eclipse*.
|Intel® System Debugger - TraceCLI User Guide||Documentation for the command line interface to Intel® System Debugger - System Trace.|
|Intel® System Debugger - System Trace Release Notes||Release Notes for the Intel® System Debugger - System Trace.|
|Intel® System Studio product page||Intel® System Studio product page. See this page for support and online documentation.|
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