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Binary/Symbol Search and Source Search Locations

When using the
Intel Advisor
Standalone GUI:

Binary/Symbol Search Locations

Intel Advisor
searches binary and symbol files in default locations and in locations specified in the
Binary/Symbol Search
tab (if specified).
The following lists describe the order and default locations that are searched. As indicated below, some directory searches examine the specified directory and its subdirectories, while other searches do not examine its subdirectories.
The search order on
Windows* OS
systems is the following:
  1. Search for binary and symbol files in the directories specified in the
    Binary/Symbol Search
    tab and their subdirectories (if enabled in the tab).
  2. Search for symbol files in the directories near the related (corresponding) binary file(s) just found, such as a library:
    • Check in the directory of the corresponding binary file, using the corresponding name.
    • Check in the directory of the corresponding binary file, using a related name.
      For example, for
      app.dll
      where a file
      app_x86.pdb
      is present, also search for file
      app.pdb
      .
  3. For symbol files, also search using symbol server paths specified in the
    Binary/Symbol Search
    tab in the following notation:
    srv*C:\localsymbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
    and/or provided in Visual Studio
    Tools
    >
    Options
    >
    Debugging
    >
    Symbols
    .
  4. Search for binary files in this standard Windows OS system directory:

      %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\drivers
      (subdirectories are not searched)

  5. Search for symbol files in these standard Windows OS system directories:
    • All directories specified in the environment variable
      _NT_SYMBOL_PATH
      (subdirectories are not searched)
    • srv*%SYSTEMROOT%\symbols
      (symbol downstream or cache path)
    • %SYSTEMROOT%\symbols\dll
      (subdirectories are not searched)
The search order on
Linux* OS
systems is the following:
  1. Search for binary and symbol files in the directories specified in the
    Binary/Symbol Search
    tab and their subdirectories (if enabled in the tab).
  2. Search for binary files in directories from the collected result that provide an absolute path name. If the file name
    vmlinux
    is present, search these directories:
    • /usr/lib/debug/lib/modules/`uname -r`/vmlinux
    • /boot/vmlinuz-`uname -r`
  3. Search for symbol files in the directories near the related (corresponding) binary file(s) just found, such as a library:
    • Check in the directory of the corresponding binary file, using the corresponding name.
    • Check in the directory of the corresponding binary file, using a related name.
      For example, for
      app.dll
      where a file
      app_x86.pdb
      is present, also search for file
      app.pdb
      .
    • Search in the
      .debug
      subdirectory.
  4. Search for binary files in these standard Linux OS system directories:
    • /lib/modules
      (subdirectories are not searched)
    • /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel
      (subdirectories are searched)
  5. Search for symbol files in these standard Linux OS system directories:
    • usr/lib/debug
      (subdirectories are not searched)
    • /usr/lib/debug
      with appended path to the corresponding binary file, such as
      /usr/lib/debug/usr/bin/ls.debug

Source Search Locations

A limited set of default source locations are used in addition to the locations specified in the
Source Search
tab.
When using the
Intel Advisor
GUI, you must specify one or more new rows (locations) in the
Source Search
tab so
Intel Advisor
tools can find your application's annotations.
The following list describes the order and default locations that are searched. As indicated below, some directory searches examine the specified directory and its subdirectories, while other searches do not examine its subdirectories.
  1. Search for source files in the directories specified in the
    Source Search
    tab.
    With
    Intel Advisor
    , you can indicate whether the subdirectories of these directories should be searched.
  2. Search for source files in directories from the collected result that provide an absolute path name.
  3. When using Microsoft Visual Studio*
    : Search for source files in Visual Studio project directories.
  4. On Linux OS systems
    : Search for source files in these standard Linux locations (does not search subdirectories):

      /usr/src

      /usr/src/linux-headers-`uname -r`

Product and Performance Information

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