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Fortran, Vtune Profiler and 'do_alloc_copy'


Dear community,


I'm running a Fortran program, on a Linux system (2 cores, 2.4GHz) and try to optimize it's performance using the VTune Profiler. I've executed a hotspot and a microarch exploration analysis and got


The leading contributions here are 'do_alloc_copy' and 'copy_src_xdesc_to_dest_xdesc', the third is from my code.

According to VTune, 'do_alloc_copy' and 'copy_src_xdesc_to_dest_xdesc' belong to no module, and have no source file. The top-down tree and caller/callee table do not help me find where they are called at all. There is no call stack information.

I then isolated the function, where they seem to occur. If I call it twice, the execution time for 'do_alloc_copy' and 'copy_src_xdesc_to_dest_xdesc' doubles, roughly. (Unfortunately, the routine has about 2000 lines, and calls many user functions. It's automatically written code for quantum mechanics calculations.)

Now, looking into this source file, VTune says, there are no real hotspots. Nothing that could explain this contribution.

I can imagine what both functions do. But I don't know, what exactly they do, and when they are called.

Can you send me a reference, where these functions are explained?

Or can anybody tell me, what I can do with VTune,  to understand where these calls occur?

Apparently I'm doing something wrong here. So I try to fix it and keep you posted (espc. if it is a stupid mistake by me. There is a good chance for that.)

Thanks a lot!




First of all, sorry that I posted this in the wrong spot.

Then: I'm running VTune without drivers. Fortunately you guys explain here what to do then. Collecting stacks and looking into the red rectangle below


solved the problem for me. Sorry for bothering you.

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Hello @AxelHuebner

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