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Quartus fitter taking 2+ hours for NIOS design

Altera_Forum
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Hello,  

 

I am attempting to setup a NIOS on a Cyclone V SOC and my compilation times are right around 2 hours total. The fitter gets stuck at 35% for most of this time. 

 

The interesting thing is when I compile on my home machine, I am able to finish in 2 minutes. On my corporate machine, 2 hours... 

 

I originally thought it was an issue with Quartus 14.1 so I installed 15.0. Same issue.  

 

Any ideas what is going on?
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Altera_Forum
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What's the specs on the different machines? 

 

It could be you are swapping on your work machine because it doesn't have enough memory.  

 

I would also delete the db and incremental_db directories and try again. I've had problems in the past where it's fighting something based on an old incremental design. 

 

Pete
Altera_Forum
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What's the specs on the different machines? 

 

It could be you are swapping on your work machine because it doesn't have enough memory.  

 

I would also delete the db and incremental_db directories and try again. I've had problems in the past where it's fighting something based on an old incremental design. 

 

Pete 

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I ended up finding out that windows was running two instances of Quartus even though only one was open and available to me. I found this in the task managers process list. Once I killed all processes and re-opened Quartus, I built with no problems.  

 

Thanks
Altera_Forum
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I ended up finding out that windows was running two instances of Quartus even though only one was open and available to me. I found this in the task managers process list. Once I killed all processes and re-opened Quartus, I built with no problems.  

 

Thanks 

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Thanks for posting your solution. (And the root cause)..
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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Thanks for posting your solution. (And the root cause).. 

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Thanks again, 

 

PS. Hello from Pullman, Washington :cool:
Altera_Forum
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Lol are you going to be at the arrow DECA seminar on June 17th in Spokane? If so look for me.. (and give Dave Smith hell.) 

 

http://www.arrow.com/campaigns-na/altera/deca/ 

 

For $99 It's a cheap dev board if nothing else. :) 

 

Pete
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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I ended up finding out that windows was running two instances of Quartus even though only one was open and available to me. I found this in the task managers process list. Once I killed all processes and re-opened Quartus, I built with no problems.  

 

Thanks 

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I did come across similar experience especially when I have opened a few Quartus instances in my PC. It seems like sometime even though I have close the Quartus but it still running and occupying my CPU usage at the background. Normally I will restart PC or kill the process in Task Manager process.
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