05-08-2019 12:04 AM
In my design I am generating AXI stream data.
The data goes though DMA to both DDR and BRAM based on FPGA memory. (i.e. after DMA I have a 1 slave 2 master inteconnect to use both memories).
When the design is up and running, I can read and write contents of DDR using mrd and mwr commands. This lets me debug the generated data.
How do I debug when using BRAM based memory? The BRAM controller is in 8K address range starting from 0xF0000000. 'mrd' to this address gives "AXI AP transaction error, DAP status 30000021". Currently the BRAM controller is only a slave to AXI DMA configured as only a write channel. Do I need to make a MemoryMap to Stream Read channel to enable reading of this memory? I also tried to make BRAM controller a slave to both DMA and PS, that gives error like this address can not be mapped to zynqmp ps.
Any pointers will be very helpful.
I have already tried doing memmap.
05-09-2019 11:18 PM
Thanks for the reply.
I tried doing what you said - connecting the BRAM space as a slave to PS.
Auto assign address is not mapping them.
I tried adding only the BRAM portion to PS AXI map.
That is also not being mapped.
05-11-2019 09:34 PM
This is the BD.
There is a streaming data flow (which has one HLS block also).
The data need to go to some memory through dma - I have added both ddr and bram as possible data destination.
The question is, when I am using BRAM as destination, how do I check data that got written after dma?
05-13-2019 02:04 AM
The MRD/MWR command will not use the DMA. If you want to use the DMA to preform a write, then you will need to create an applciation to do this. There is baremetal driver code for the DMA that you can use:
If you want to use the MRD/MWR command, then you would need to connect as shown below:
05-13-2019 02:13 AM
Thanks for the baremetal axi dma software pointer.
I will go though that and see if that solves my issue.
I had tried the connection you said as in your last reply. Also I understand that theoritically mrd/mwr can not access bram memory if it is a slave only to the dma.
With that connection, somehow the BRAM address space remains unmapped to PS.
I tried adding the PS Master through interconnect, directly to one of the unused AXI master bus on PS. In all cases the BRAM space comes under unmapped slaves.
05-13-2019 02:21 AM
I am not trying to use mrd/mwr to send data through DMA.
I have DMA configured as a write channel.
After DMA memory write, I want to have a method to read the memory just to know what got written - for verification/debug.
05-13-2019 02:23 AM
Yes, I understand your use case. You can have the DMA access the BRAM and the processor directly. however, you will need to make the connection as shown in my previous thread.
05-13-2019 02:28 AM
Is it possible that
-as a slave to DMA, the BRAM 8k space got assigned addr : 0xF000000 to 0xF0001FFF.
-For processor, somehow this address space were already occupied.
So if i manually find 8k address range that processor can use, will it work?
Does address assignment work this way?