Symphony EDA Customer Support -- Tech Note #4
Problem with license manager complaining about bad system time (FLEXlm error: -88,309)
Applies to: VHDL Simili Version 2.0+
Most Simili tools (vhdlp, vhdle, sonata) perform a check to ensure that your system time is consistent. This is partly accomplished by ensuring that none of the files on your file system (disk) are newer than the current date/time. Unless the system time is found to be consistent, the FLEXlm license manager (lmgrd or symlm) may not start or individual tools that rely on the FLEXlm license manager may refuse to start. Also, unless your system time is consistent, the compiler may fail in other ways -- it may think that things are out of date (or vice versa) when doing dependency checking.
Note: It is also useful in a networked environment (if your files are across file systems on different computers), that all the computers on your network also have their time synchronized with a common time server (an NTP server perhaps). This will avoid problems with sharing files with other users/computers on the network.
To avoid the problem, please use the following steps.
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