Verissimo SystemVerilog Testbench Linter User Guide
Rev. 18.1.18, 15 June 2018

Chapter 2. Run in Batch Mode

Verissimo can be invoked in batch mode by running:

$DVT_HOME/bin/ ...

Main Use Cases

  • Generate the HTML documentation of all the available rules: -gen_rulepool_doc

  • Generate the XML ruleset of all the available rules: -gen_rulepool_xml

  • Run all rules -cmd my_compile.args

  • Run all rules and generate HTML lint report -cmd my_compile.args -gen_html_report

  • Run a specific ruleset -cmd my_compile.args -ruleset my_ruleset.xml

  • Run the XVM compliance ruleset -cmd my_compile.args -compliance

  • Generate the HTML documentation for a specific ruleset -gen_ruleset_doc -ruleset my_ruleset.xml


Argument Description
basic Optional. Run the basic predefined ruleset.
cmd <command file> Mandatory. Compile using the specified compilation arguments file.
compile_waivers <file>Optional. Waive compilation errors using the waivers specified in the XML file. See Compile Waivers.
compliance Optional. Run the XVM compliance predefined ruleset.
custom_rules <jars>Optional. Path to jars containing custom rules.
custom_report_locationOptional. Destination directory for the custom lint report.
debug_custom_rules <class>Optional. Name of the custom rule class to be debugged.
debug_custom_rules_from_files <files>Optional. Path of the file containing custom rule class names to be debugged.
fail_on_severity <error | warning | info>Optional. Fail if the result contains checks with severities equal or higher than the specified severity. Default: info
gen_custom_report <FTL file> Optional. Generate a custom report using the specified template. See Custom Report
gen_html_report Optional. Generates the HTML lint report.
gen_rulepool_doc Optional. Generate the HTML documentation with all available rules.
gen_rulepool_xml Optional. Generate the XML ruleset with all available rules.
gen_ruleset_doc Optional. Generate the HTML documentation with all the rules from the specified ruleset.
gen_ruleset_xml Optional. Generate the XML ruleset with all the rules from the specified predefined ruleset (if no predefined ruleset is specified, an XML with all available rules will be generated).
heap_size <size>Optional. Set the Java heap size. Default is 1024m for 32 bit OSs and 3072m for 64 bit OSs.
helpPrint help and exit.
html_report_locationOptional. Destination directory for the HTML lint report.
ignore_build_config_errorsOptional. Ignore build configuration errors.
ignore_compile_errorsOptional. Ignore compile errors, disable printing of compilation errors and continue with linting.
ignore_lint_errorsOptional. Ignore lint errors and disable printing of lint errors.
ignore_lint_infosOptional. Ignore lint infos and disable printing of lint infos.
ignore_lint_warningsOptional. Ignore lint warnings and disable printing of lint warnings.
info <key=value>Optional. Place a 'key=value' annotation on all hits from a generated HTML report, in order to create filters based on them after a merge of reports.
lic_queueOptional. Wait in the license queue when a license is not available.
list_unused_available_rulesOptional. List available rules not used in current ruleset.
log <log file>Optional. Log to specified file.
merge <directory>Optional. Directory of the HTML report to be merged with other reports specified by subsequent 'merge' arguments.
ovm Optional. Run Verissimo XVM rules as OVM (if not specified UVM will be used).
ruleset <XML file> Optional. XML ruleset file. See Rulesets.
silentOptional. Turn on minimal output.
stack_size <size>Optional. Set the Java thread stack size. Default is 1m for 32 bit OSs and 4m for 64 bit OSs.
waivers <XML file>Optional. XML waivers file. See Lint Waivers.