I must use RedHat9 and my need for VTune is becoming fairly desperate. I am aware that version 1.1 is not supported on RedHat versions above 7.3 but it would be helpful to my contingency planning to learn about any progress being made toward RedHat9 support.
I have a Premier Support issue open on this matter (case number 193738) but I thought I'd post here in case the forum members are able to speak more freely about predictions and rumours.
That's a fair question, btw, and wanted to answer it apart from the URL above.
The truth is a great many of our customers are suggesting that RH9 is not necessarily in their futures, preferring instead the Red Hat Enterprise Linux family (Linux AS, Linux ES, Linux WS) or are on -- already! -- to RH 10 because of certain bugs.
BUT I hear what you're saying: RH9 is important to you, and I'm forwarding your request on. If there's a change in our roadmap to include RH9, I'll post that info here.
Otherwise, see above for the URL for trying the Linux remote agents using 7.0, or soon, the beta software of 7.1. It's true that this approach will require a Windows workstation, so that may or may NOT work for you.
Making it to at least partially work on RH9 can be difficult. I tried and followed th instructions from intel and edited the kernel source so that the needed function was exported. I didnt managed to build the kernel after that. Instead did I tried a kernel from kernel.org but when I tried to install it was not the complete vtune package installed. Perhaps was it good enough for just sampling but I never tested that.
There are more issues, however, aside from the kernel version and source. I am not speaking from a position of absolute authority here, but other variables include c library versions and various kernel bugs themselves.
However, there's a lot of discussion around here regarding what amount of work would actually be involved to get RH9 in the supported list. No promises, but please stay tuned.