Versatile Express randomly fails to boot - Versatile Express to be removed from nightly testing

Sudeep Holla sudeep.holla at
Mon Mar 30 07:48:08 PDT 2015

Hi Russell,

On 30/03/15 15:03, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 04:17:48PM +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 03:51:53PM +0000, Sudeep Holla wrote:
>>> That's bad. I started with 2 cycles for all(rd/wr/setup) latencies(data
>>> and tag ram) and narrowed down to this setting with multiple
>>> experiments. I did try booting 10 times each time at-least.
>>> Since the bootmon sets 8 cycles for all the latencies, does it make
>>> sense to try that setting to check if the issue you are seeing is
>>> related to L2 latencies at all. Meanwhile I will continue my testing.
>> For me <2 2 1> works - so read and write latencies of 2, setup of 1.
> So what's happening?  Is someone going to update the dtb to adjust the
> latencies so that we can have a reliable platform?

Though <2 2 1> works fine most of the time, I did try testing continuous
reboot overnight and it failed. I kept increasing the latencies and
found out that even max latency of <8 8 8> could not survive continuous
overnight reboot test and it fails with exact same issue.

So I am not sure if we can consider it as a fix. However if we are OK to
have *mostly reliable*, then we can push that change.


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