There have been several instances where similar
behavior was resolved by installing the latest version Update 7. Are you running Update 7? If not can you install the latest version?
For hotspots analysis, the -duration only specifies
the time limit in seconds for the analysis.
If your application runs for a shorter time than what duration is set
to, the analysis will stop. Can you let
me know how long your application runs outside of Intel VTune Amplifier XE? If it does run for only 3 or so seconds, can
you significantly increase the number of seconds your application runs to see if the behavior
changes? Can you let me know more about
the nature of your application ./nehtest? What libraries are being called? Are
you able to provide a sample application that reproduces the behavior?