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AR# 62942

Vivado - place_design Windows crash at "Commit Most Macros & LUTRAMs"


When running implementation with Vivado 2014.3 on a Windows 7 system, a crash can occur at the place_design stage with the following messaging:


Time (s): cpu = 00:01:56 ; elapsed = 00:01:17 . Memory (MB): peak = 1583.320 ; gain = 0.000
Phase 4.2 Commit Most Macros & LUTRAMs
Abnormal program termination (EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION)
Please check 'E:/Perforce/roger_shaffer_workspace/Xilinx/HD_CAM_SYSTEM/HD_CAM_SYSTEM.runs/impl_5/hs_err_pid3996.log' for details


How can this be avoided?


This issue is currently under investigation.
To work around this crash, the below parameter can be used to use only one thread.

This can be added as a tcl.pre script to place_design:
set_param general.maxThreads 1
AR# 62942
Date Created 11/25/2014
Last Updated 02/16/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2014.3