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AR# 68503

2016.4 - SDK - GDB/XMD debug will not work for Zynq designs created using Vivado 2016.4


GDB/XMD debug will not work for the Zynq designs created using Vivado 2016.4.

This is due to the "-force" option added to the mwr command in the ps7_init.tcl file for new 2016.4 Vivado based designs.

This "-force" option is not supported for the mwr command in XMD. As a result, the GDB Debug flow is not working for Zynq designs.

How can I resolve this issue?


Replace the xmdterm.tcl file in your SDK installation with the attached xmdterm.tcl.

The xmdterm.tcl file can be found in the following location in the SDK install:



Make sure to delete the old xmdterm.tcl before copying the attached Tcl file.

Re-open the SDK workspace to have the changes applied.


Associated Attachments

Name File Size File Type
xmdterm.tcl 119 KB TCL
AR# 68503
Date 01/10/2017
Status Active
Type Known Issues
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