currently I do a research for my master thesis about the Inspector XE and how it works (I have found interesting papers from Paul Peterson).
Do you may provide some other papers describing how Inspector XE accesses the binary after instrumenting and how deadlock detection works in the Inspector XE?
Improvements between Thread Checker and Inspector XE are also of my interests.
- Development Tools
- Intel® Inspector
- Parallel Computing
Improvements between Thread Checker and Intel Inspector XE
can be found in the Release notes from release to release. The following document shows how to access
prior versions / releases of a product from within the Intel Registration
Center. Each version has its own release
notes you can download / view. http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/older-version-product/. You may also find other details of interest
in each of the release notes. The best place to start would be to
compare the release notes for Intel Inspector XE Update 7 (The mose current
release as of this date) and version 3.1 Update 12-27541 (previously known as Thread
I am not aware of any one specific docment that discusses the interworkings of how Intel Inspector XE performs sampling / analysis, etc. Perhaps someone else on the forum may have details about any specific questions you may have. However, You may find video presented by Shannon Cepeda and others of great interest. For example:
As you may already be aware (but for the benefit of the forum), you can access documents at http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-sdp-resources/. The Intel Inspector document jump page at http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-parallel-inspector-kb-home/. The Intel Inspector for Windows* user guide at: http://software.intel.com/sites/products/documentation/hpc/inspectorxe/en-us/win/ug_docs/index.htm
There is a three part document on Intel Inspector XE you may find interesting:
Using Intel Inspector XE on Fortran Applications Memory Analysis
Using Intel Inspector XE on Fortran Applications Threading Analysis
Using Intel Inspector XE on Fortran Applications Static Security Analysis
As a side note, often times the collateral pertaining to parallel programming, error checking, analysis, and optimization dovetail tools in a suite, for example, Intel Parallel Studio XE. The Intel Learning Lab may also be a great resource: http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-learning-lab/
Of course, browsing / following the Intel Inspector Public forum may provide additional insight along the way http://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/showthread.php?t=101299