I am getting periodic error messages from VTune (with MS VC++ 6 and Intel C++ v7.0). When running a sampling activity and sampling level-1 cache misses and clockticks, I get the following error message in the output window at the bottom of the screen : "The sampling collector failed. There is not enough space on the disk to create a raw data file." In addition I get a message window pop-up saying:" An error occured during drill-down. Cause of error cannot be determined."
My disk has almost 30 gigs free space. I have increased the activity buffer size to 12kb, but that hasn't fixed the problem. This is a problem that crops up seemingly at random. Now what?
The best thing you can do is try the new version, go for the evaluation version. If it clears up your problem, you can report it to us exactly that way on premier.intel.com, that is to say, you own 6.1, you have this problem, but 7.1 cleared up it.
However, if 7.1 does NOT fix the situation, you can report in the problem report that you gave it a try, definitely will speed things up.
Here's the URL for that eval download if you decide to give it a try:
If you don't want to try it, go ahead and open your premier case anyway to get things rolling.
If you do decide to kick the tires on 7.1, be sure to back up all your projects first because you'll have to remove 6.1 to try 7.1.
Also, one more quick thought although it may not apply to you, thought I'd mention it anyway.
If some sort of user quotas are in place on your filesystems, you might be filling one of THOSE up, instead of the actual disk itself. Might account for seeming random nature of the error.
Just a thought!
Message Edited by DaveA on 07-21-2004 04:22 PM
Since the last message regarding the error message:
There is not enough space on the disk to create a raw data file.
Has any progress been made?
I have a dual P4 with three drives, each drive has more than 40GB of free space.
What is a programmer to do?
I'm getting the same problem. I found a mention of this in the file VTune_swdefects.pdf - "Unexpected behaviour may result from a disk full situation". It states that you can configure the location that VTune uses by changing the setting VTUNE_GLOBAL_DIR, but mine is set to C:Program FilesIntelVTuneglobal_data and I've got over 7 GB free on that disk.
Is there a fix for this problem yet? There's not much point listing it as a known limitation in the release notes if there's no way of knowing what's causing it, resolving it or getting round it and the 'limitation' means the product doesn't work.