VTune Profiler Error: “The Data Cannot be displayed, there is no viewpoint available for data ”

The solution to this if you’re using the GUI on Linux can quite possibly be that ptrace_scope was set to 1.

From the Intel forums:

Note: In Ubuntu 11.4, you may need to disable ptrace_scope.

cat /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope; “0” is expected, if it is “1”,

Then do

$echo 0 | sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope

Took me a while to find… hope this saves someone some time.