Intel® Inspector User Guide for Windows* OS

ID 767798
Date 5/15/2022

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API Support

Intel® Inspector provides API support that allows you to:

  • Gather semantic information related to your synchronization constructs.

  • Identify the semantics of your malloc-like heap management functions.

  • Specify which parts of your application should be analyzed.

Applications or modules linked to the static API library do not have a runtime dependency on a dynamic library, so they can be executed independently of Intel Inspector and other Intel studio tools.

  • There are no Java or .NET APIs. If you need runtime environment support, you can use a JNI, or C/C++ function call from the managed code. If the collector causes significant overhead or data storage, you can pause the analysis to reduce the overhead.

  • For information on Windows* OS API support, see the Appendix.

Using C/C++ and Fortran APIs

The default installation path, <install-dir>, is below C:\Program Files (x86)\IntelSWTools\ (on certain systems, the directory is Program Files). For Intel® oneAPI HPC Toolkit or Intel® oneAPI IoT Toolkit installations on Windows*, the default installation path is below C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\oneAPI\.

  1. Specify this file in your code:

    • For C/C++, include <install-dir>\include\ittnotify.h

    • For Fortran, use <install-dir>\include\<ia32|intel64>\ittnotify.mod

  2. Insert __itt_* notifications in appropriate places in your code.
  3. Link to this file:

    • For C/C++, link to <install-dir>\<lib32|lib64>\libittnotify.lib

    • For Fortran, link to <install-dir>\<lib32|lib64>\libittnotify.lib

Conditional Compilation for Release Versions

For best performance in the release version of your code, use conditional compilation to turn off all annotations. To eliminate all __itt_* functions from your code during compilation of the release version, define the macro INTEL_NO_ITTNOTIFY_API before including ittnotify.h.

You can also define this macro to remove the static library during the linking stage.