03-13-2012 05:55 PM
I'd like to run multiple smartXplorer runs on a single machine, i.e. I have two different projects and would like to run SmartXplorer for both on the same machine. However, when trying to start the second SmartXplorer run I get told that it is already running. Any way around this?
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03-13-2012 08:07 PM
Is that the ISE GUI telling you SmartXplorer is already running? You should be able to run a second SmartXplorer on the command line to get around that. If you don't like that, a second instance of ISE would probably work. Linux or Windows?
03-13-2012 08:09 PM
This is on Linux. I am running two instances of ISE and still get the same message. This 12.3 btw. But 13.x does the same. I will go ahead and use the command line if that fixes it.
03-14-2012 06:49 PM
Different directories for each run? i..e the job's started in a completely seperate directory - not just a seperate directory via the smartexplorer -wd switch?
We've run dozens of smartxplorer runs concurrently, on the same (linux) machine (each working on a seperate FPGA). Done so since at least 10.3, so tool version shouldn't be an issue.
I would bet that two runs in the same directory would step on each other, and cause problems. Xilinx tools tend to have a pathological problem with that...
03-18-2012 03:28 PM
Nope. Totally different directories. The tool setup is sourced from the same terminal and then multiple ISE GUIs spawned from there. But even if I setup the tools through different terminals I get the problem. More than likely something to do either with the login or how we ssh into the remote machine. Not a serious issue, since I can emulate smartXplorer via make files.