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AR# 58715

Vivado - Open Project results in "ERROR: [common 17-9] error reading message record"


The following error occurs at the end or at the beginning of a Synthesis/Implementation run, or when opening a Vivado project:

ERROR: [Common 17-9] error reading message record


This issue is associated with a corrupt protocol buffer file (vivado.pb) within a synthesis or implementation run directory. 

Deleting the .pb file (e.g., synth_1/vivado.pb) will resolve the issue.

Additionally, recreating the project from scratch or deleting the run in question has also been shown to resolve the issue.

Note: The protocol buffer file is where project and runs messages are stored to allow Vivado to display messages in the message tab and project summary without re-running a process.

AR# 58715
Date Created 12/09/2013
Last Updated 03/23/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.2