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AR# 30936

12.1 ISE - Multiple processes launched when running XST, NGDBuild, etc.

Description

When I run synthesis or any of the back-end implementation tools via command line or through ISE software, I notice in Task Manager that two discrete instances of the tool's executable are invoked. Is this expected behavior?

Solution

This is the expected behavior. Starting in ISE 10.1, all Xilinx applications are launched via a bootloader. The two processes observed account for the bootloader and the application itself. Both of these processes will stop after the application finishes.
AR# 30936
Date Created 06/16/2008
Last Updated 05/22/2014
Status Archive
Type General Article