I'm using Virtuoso IC6.1.7-64b.500.21 and the output of spectre -W is sub-version 184.108.40.206.isr1. I'm running some simulations via ocean scripts and sometimes, if there's a bug in the script the simulation will fail (of course). However, after correcting the error and trying to run the script again, I receive a message in the CIW saying:
*WARNING* (infile): not a normal file
And nothing happens. From that moment on I can't run any ocean script and I keep receiving the same message over and over again. The only "work around" is to close and reopen a virtuoso session.Is there a way to recover from such message without having to restart a session?
This is a bit odd. I've found only a single (rather old) report of this happening with a tmpfs filesystem (and we couldn't reproduce it). As far as I can see, SKILL issues this message if the file is not one of three types (from the fstat man page):
regular filecharacter deviceFIFO
Can you check what the UNIX "stat" command reports on this file (the one reported in the warning):