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AR# 3299

F1.3: SIMUL caused a general protection fault, will shut down.

Description

Keywords: Foundation, timing simulation, SIMUL, crash,
general protection fault, gpf

Urgency: Standard

General Description: When trying to read in a back-annotated
netlist into the foundation timing simulator, an error is produced: General Protection Fault. The simulator will not
load.

Solution

This problem seems to be related to long instance and hierarchy
names in the netlist. A current workaround is to manually use
a text editor to search and replace some of the long names with
more abbreviated names. Be sure to replace all occurrances of
the name you are replacing or the netlist will not work
properly. Refer to the Foundation message log window in the
Project Manager to determine which netlist to edit (usually an EDO or EDN file).

This problem should be fixed in F1.4.
AR# 3299
Date Created 01/15/1998
Last Updated 03/02/1999
Status Archive
Type General Article