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Limit to one attempt fitter option gone?

AEsqu
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Hello,

There was in the past an option to limit the Quartus fitter to one attempt,

which made the first effort bigger and skip the expected fitting effort to fail:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/quartushelp/14.1/mergedProjects/msgs/msgs/ifitapi_fitapi_info_vpr_retry_placement_more_effort.htm

I cannot find this option anymore in Quartus prime standard edition.

I'm asking because my fitting only succeed on the second attempt:

Info (170134): Cannot fit design in device -- retrying with increased optimization that can result in longer processing time
Info (170138): Failed to route the following 9 signal(s)

...

Info (170140): Cannot fit design in device -- following 12 routing resource(s) needed by more than one signal during the last fitting attempt

...

Info (170194): Fitter routing operations ending: elapsed time is 01:07:17
Warning (170136): Design uses Placement Effort Multiplier = 4.0. Using a Placement Effort Multiplier > 1.0 can increase processing time, especially when used during a second or third fitting attempt.

 

Maybe that the option has been renamed?

Kind Regards,

Alex.

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AEsqu
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I use version 21.1.1

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sstrell
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AEsqu
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Thank You,

I will try and see how it goes with the Cyclone V (I don't see it in the list)

set_global_assignment -name FIT_ATTEMPTS_TO_SKIP 1

or
set_global_assignment -name FIT_ATTEMPTS_TO_SKIP 2

 

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AEsqu
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This is not working, when I add that in the .qsf, Quartus tells me there is an error in it and removes that line.

Also, in the assignment editor GUI, that option is not present.

 

 

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AEsqu
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Can the option be added in future version of Quartus for the cyclone V?

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