A couple of questions on finalization.
We're working on Knights Landing processor. Obviously finalization on KNL is slower than on Xeon, taking somewhere between 5 to 15 minutes for a moderately large code. We started using -no-auto-finalize on the KNL collection and finalizing in the GUI ( open an empty project, set up the Properties with binary, source search, bin search. Then Open Results - loading the results finalizes in the GUI and all is good. )
Couple of questions:
Why isn't there a command line finalization command like in Vtune? something like 'advixe-cl -finalize -project dir <foo> -search-dir all:r=<foo>
I would like a command line way to finalize so collection could be done on the KNL and I could finalize from the command line on Xeon. Please add a Feature Request for this. It would be helpful to run batch tests overnight w/o the GUI and have everything collected and finalized in batch command line mode.
Next question: is finalization a one-time event? Is there a Re-finalize results like in Vtune? Can one re-finalize results, and if so, is there a hidden button or a command line command to do this?
I can file a feature request.
Finalization is a one time event. I think you can delete move some files to force re-finalization. Let me verify.
Just to confirm - Is there a CQ Feature Request for advixe-cl to support a separate finalization command similiar to that provided by Vtune, an advixe-cl -finalize <args> sort of functionality?