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SubjectRe: Regression: memory corruption on Atmel SAMA5D31
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On 07/03/2022 at 21:32, Peter Rosin wrote:
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> On 2022-03-07 12:32, Peter Rosin wrote:
>> On 2022-03-07 10:45, Tudor.Ambarus@microchip.com wrote:
>>> Peter, would it worth to do on your board a similar test to what I did?
>>> I'm thinking whether the source of interrupts matters or not. So can you
>>> disable your USB and use a mtd NAND stress test as a source of interrupts?
>>> mtd_stresstest together with scp or hexdump.
>>
>> That's not a quick test for me, since I don't have modules enabled.
>> I have located my SAMA5D31 evaluation kit, and I think I will try
>> to get that running instead.
>
> Hi again!
>
> I got my SAMA5D31EK board running, using a freshly built at91bootstrap
> and u-boot according to linux4sam.org and using the cross compiler I
> have used from buildroot 2021.08, i.e. gcc 10.3.0, then using the
> dtb for the ME20 from the original post and the same kernel and userspace
> as I have used previously. Now, that dtb describes things that may not
> actually be there etc etc, and I will try with a proper dtb as well
> tomorrow, so this was just a quick-n-dirty test. I also added mem=64MB
> to the kernel command line, to mimic our "Linea" CPU module and get a
> bit quicker turnaround in the page cache.
>
> Anyway, with that setup I can reproduce the problem on the EK board.
>
> $ while :; do cat testfile | sha256sum; done
> 5a939c69dd60a1f991e43d278d2e824a0e7376600a6b20c8e8b347871c546f9b -
> 7bf74cf37c8bf81ad4f8e86da8eb129a8ae0ee0f5a22ac584ad39233b97acb4d -
> 7bf74cf37c8bf81ad4f8e86da8eb129a8ae0ee0f5a22ac584ad39233b97acb4d -
> 250556db0a6ac3c3e101ae2845da48ebb39a0c12d4c9b9eec5ea229c426bcce9 -
> 874c694ed002b04b67bf354a95ee521effd07e198f363e02cd63069a94fd4df8 -
> 7bf74cf37c8bf81ad4f8e86da8eb129a8ae0ee0f5a22ac584ad39233b97acb4d -
> c3a918a923ff2d504a45ffa51289e69fb6d8aa1140cca3fd9f30703b18d9e509 -
> 1577ed72d2f296f9adc50707e0e56547ecb311fa21ad875a3d55ca908c440307 -
> 7bf74cf37c8bf81ad4f8e86da8eb129a8ae0ee0f5a22ac584ad39233b97acb4d -
> 7bf74cf37c8bf81ad4f8e86da8eb129a8ae0ee0f5a22ac584ad39233b97acb4d -
>
>
> But apparently only if I have an FTDI usb-serial adapter attached
> while I boot. I also start to get good hashes if I remove and
> reinsert the FTDI adapter, which is interesting.
>
> $ while :; do cat testfile | sha256sum; done
> 7bf74cf37c8bf81ad4f8e86da8eb129a8ae0ee0f5a22ac584ad39233b97acb4d -
> 7bf74cf37c8bf81ad4f8e86da8eb129a8ae0ee0f5a22ac584ad39233b97acb4d -
> 7bf74cf37c8bf81ad4f8e86da8eb129a8ae0ee0f5a22ac584ad39233b97acb4d -
> ...
> *snip many dozens of lines*
> ...
> 7bf74cf37c8bf81ad4f8e86da8eb129a8ae0ee0f5a22ac584ad39233b97acb4d -
>
> It's of course hard to prove the absence of trouble, but it feels
> like it is working from both of those latter cases...
>
> (for the "real" case the FTDI usb-serial adapter is soldered in,
> with no easy way to make it go away, so it is not as easy to do the
> same test there.)
>
> I'll try to reduce the number of local parts of the setup further
> tomorrow, such as the dtb mentioned above and the rootfs. I was
> hoping for a binary download of prebuilt parts, but some links on
>
> https://www.linux4sam.org/bin/view/Linux4SAM/Sama5d3xekMainPage
>
> are bogus. E.g.
>
> ftp://twiki.lnx4mchp_backend/pub/demo/linux4sam_4.7/linux4sam-poky-sama5d3xek-4.7.zip

Okay, that's a bug in the TWiki page.
> What's up with that twiki.lnx4mchp_backend "host"?

URL must be:
https://files.linux4sam.org/pub/demo/linux4sam_4.7/linux4sam-poky-sama5d3xek-4.7.zip

Regards,
Nicolas

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Nicolas Ferre

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