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AR# 16709

6.1i COREGen - Launching COREGen 5.1i_IP1 or later causes error: "java.exe - DLL Initialization Failed..." (Launched from ISE, COREGen does not open and error does not occur)

Description

Keywords: CORE Generator, Java, ddraw.dll, dynamic link, library, initialization

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
The following error occurs when I attempt to launch the CORE Generator GUI on a Windows NT platform in 5.1i_IP:

"java.exe - DLL Initialization Failed.
Initialization of the Dynamic Link Library C:\WINNT\System32\ddraw.dll failed. The process is terminating abnormally."

Solution

This is a known problem for certain systems using the Windows NT platform. This problem has also been observed on Win2000. In 5.1i_IP, the coregen.bat file was changed to allow CORE Generator to use more memory (-Xmx1048m), which can lead to the above error.

To work around this issue, edit "$XILINX/bin/nt/coregen.bat" as follows:

Change the line:
"%java_exec%" -Xmx1048m -Xms10m -DRunner="%Runner%" -DXILINX="%XILINX%" -DMYXILINX="%MYXILINX%" -cp "%CLASSPATH%" com.xilinx.encore.coregen.main.Coregen -c "%COREGEN%" %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9

to:

"%java_exec%" -Xmx524m -Xms10m -DRunner="%Runner%" -DXILINX="%XILINX%" -DMYXILINX="%MYXILINX%" -cp "%CLASSPATH%" com.xilinx.encore.coregen.main.Coregen -c "%COREGEN%" %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9

This essentially decreases the memory heap size that Java can use on your machine. If you begin to experience problems with generating larger cores, you might need to increase this number slightly.

For more information, please see (Xilinx Answer 9244).
AR# 16709
Date Created 02/18/2003
Last Updated 02/07/2006
Status Archive
Type General Article