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AR# 15225

5.1i Install - When I run the Xilinx tools, how do I determine my memory usage?

Description

Keywords: install, memory, 5.1i, usage

How do I determine my memory usage when I run Xilinx tools such as PAR?

Solution

For PC or Solaris platforms, you may monitor memory usage by setting the environment variable "XIL_MEMUSAGE=1". The memory usage will be reported in the command window after the program has completed.

For Linux/WINE platforms, however, this environment variable does not report the correct values. You may monitor memory on this platform by opening a second terminal window and running the utility TOP or FREE while the Xilinx tools are running.
AR# 15225
Date Created 07/19/2002
Last Updated 03/26/2006
Status Archive
Type General Article