Parse Configuration

A parse configuration file defines a set of values that will be searched for within the specified files.


The configuration file contains one line for each value to be searched for. Each line contains a semicolon delimited tuple in the following format:

  • <field_name>: The name of the value to be searched for.

    This name is used when generating the output files of parse_vtr_task and parse_vtr_flow.

  • <file_to_search_within>: The name of the file that will be searched (vpr.out, parmys.out, etc.)

  • <regex>: A perl regular expression used to find the desired value.

    The regex must contain a single grouping ( ) which will contain the desired value to be recorded.

  • <default_value>: The default value for the given <field_name> if the <regex> does not match.

    If no <default_value> is specified the value -1 is used.

Or an include directive to import parsing patterns from a separate file:

%include "<filepath>"
  • <filepath> is a file containing additional parse specifications which will be included in the current file.

Comments can be specified with #. Anything following a # is ignored.

Example File

The following is an example parse configuration file:

width;vpr.out;Best routing used a channel width factor of (\d+)
pack_time;vpr.out;Packing took (.*) seconds
place_time;vpr.out;Placement took (.*) seconds
route_time;vpr.out;Routing took (.*) seconds
num_pre_packed_nets;vpr.out;Total Nets: (\d+)
num_pre_packed_blocks;vpr.out;Total Blocks: (\d+)
num_post_packed_nets;vpr.out;Netlist num_nets:\s*(\d+)
num_clb;vpr.out;Netlist clb blocks:\s*(\d+)
num_io;vpr.out;Netlist inputs pins:\s*(\d+)
num_outputs;vpr.out;Netlist output pins:\s*(\d+)
num_lut0;vpr.out;(\d+) LUTs of size 0
num_lut1;vpr.out;(\d+) LUTs of size 1
num_lut2;vpr.out;(\d+) LUTs of size 2
num_lut3;vpr.out;(\d+) LUTs of size 3
num_lut4;vpr.out;(\d+) LUTs of size 4
num_lut5;vpr.out;(\d+) LUTs of size 5
num_lut6;vpr.out;(\d+) LUTs of size 6
unabsorb_ff;vpr.out;(\d+) FFs in input netlist not absorbable
num_memories;vpr.out;Netlist memory blocks:\s*(\d+)
num_mult;vpr.out;Netlist mult_36 blocks:\s*(\d+)
equiv;abc.out;Networks are (equivalent)

%include "my_other_metrics.txt"     #Include metrics from the file 'my_other_metrics.txt'