User Guide

Intel® VTune™ Profiler User Guide

ID 766319
Date 12/16/2022

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<span class='option'>no-follow-child</span>

Specify whether child processes are included in collection results.

GUI Equivalent

Configure Analysis window > WHAT pane> Analyze child processes options





The default is -follow-child, so that child processes are included in the collect action.

Actions Modified



Use the no-follow-child action-option when you want to exclude child processes from collect action data collection and analysis. This option is recommended when profiling an application launched by a script.


In this example, only the myApp Linux* application will be profiled. No information will be collected about any child processes initiated by myApp.

 vtune -collect hotspots -no-follow-child myApp -- /home/test/sample

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