The System Trace feature of the Intel® System Debugger provides an Eclipse* 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 in your package and the Intel® System Debugger - System Trace Release Notes.
The System Trace is a Eclipse* plug-in and must be installed to one of the Eclipse versions listed in the prerequisites of the Intel® System Debugger - System Trace User Guide in your package. For details of the installation process see there.
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 Eclipse* workspace or at least a new System Trace project.
- Click System Debugger (Trace) on your Start page.
- To open the System Trace plugin, go to Window > Open Perspective > Other.
- Choose System Trace as 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 trough the process of creating a trace project.
- Import a project
This option will open the Eclipse* 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 System Trace integrated in Eclipse*.
- Switch to the Trace perspective.
- Go to File > Import ....
- Browse to System Trace > Trace Capture.
- Click Next.
- Select the Trace Capture Archive by clicking
Locate sven_stp_data.tracecptentry 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.tracecpt entry.
- Right-click the sven_stp_data.tracecpt entry and select Decode.
The sample trace is displayed in the trace viewer.
For more information about how to use the System Trace, see also
- the SVENTX Documentation in your package
- Intel® System Debugger - System Trace User Guide in your package
Training and Documentation
|Intel® System Debugger - System Trace Release Notes||Release Notes for the Intel® System Debugger - System Trace.|
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