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AR# 64191

2015.4 Vivado - CRITICAL WARNING: [Pfi 67-14] Hardware Handoff file my_mod.hwdef does not exist for instance ...

Description

I am using a Xilinx IP core which is compiled in a separate project, and pulling it into my current project as a design checkpoint (DCP) during implementation.

On some builds I get the following Critical Warning:

CRITICAL WARNING: [Pfi 67-14] Hardware Handoff file my_mod.hwdef does not exist for instance x.core_xilinx_mod_2_0_wrapper/my_mod_i

Why do I get this Critical Warning?

Solution

This critical warning message will appear when Vivado reads the DCP for a module IP core instance if the module references a hardware definition (.hwdef) and the original location of the file where it was built no longer exists or is not accessible.

The EDIF netlist definition within the DCP is pointing back to the original location where it was built.


This Critical Warning should be ignored as the original location of the .hwdef file is not needed at this point in the flow.

The warning will be removed in a future release. If you would like to hide the critical warning, you can do this by using a message suppression filter or by changing the severity of the message.

AR# 64191
Date Created 04/08/2015
Last Updated 04/11/2016
Status Active
Type Known Issues
Tools
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2015.3