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Vtune Amplifier installation on Linux

When installing Vtune from CLI_INSTALL/, the following error occurs in the log file.

ERROR: Improper Linux Kernel source directory "/usr/src/linux" is specified ... exiting.

 

 

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Hi Mahmud,

Linux kernel source directory with kernel headers is needed to build VTune sampling drivers for hardware PMU-based analysis. If your Linux kernel is >2.6.32 and configured with Linux* Perf support, you can install VTune w/o building sampling drivers, then VTune will collect hardware PMU events in "driverless" mode via Perf tool: https://software.intel.com/en-us/vtune-amplifier-cookbook-profiling-hardware-without-sampling-drivers

If your system is not Linux Perf-enabled and you need VTune sampling drivers, follow instructions from https://software.intel.com/en-us/vtune-amplifier-help-building-and-installing-the-sampling-drivers-for-linux-targets

Installation seems cannot detect your kernel source directory automatically or it's missed maybe.

You can modify sampling driver build options by setting up parameters in Advanced Options -> Driver Build Options dialog.  

Make sure to install kernel headers, execute one of the following commands specific to your operating system:

  • Fedora / Red Hat Enterprise Linux

        On a system with the default kernel, install the kernel-devel package:
            yum install kernel-devel
        On a system with the PAE kernel, install the kernel-PAE package:
            yum install kernel-PAE-devel

  • OpenSUSE / SUSE Linux Enterprise

        zypper install kernel-source

  • Ubuntu / Debian

        apt-get install linux-headers-4.4.120-94.17-default

 

Regards, Katya

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