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Re: [ProgSoc] What to do with the SparcCenter2000E...
On Thu, 22 Mar 2001, Telford wrote:
> > > Hang on, I thought you tried one of 'em... twice. Maybe you can
> > > give it a shot with the other board the next time you're around to
> > > work on the thing... unless you've done that already.
> > i didnt see wether Tel switched em..
> Guess I didn't, swithed them today and it came good
> also seems like the CPU board is different, this one has
> more memory and a pair of CPUs (someone switch that too?)
Well there ya go. :)
> > >> The error either means that the JTAG system was not working at all
> > >> or that it did run the JTAG test and some connection somewhere came
> > >> out wrong.
> > JTAG ports are pretty low level, i doubt the JTAG port was failing on
> > both chips at once. more likely that it didnt find what it was looking
> > for. its just a convenient way to implement a POST.
> JTAG forms a continuous loop through all the chips, one failure
> can disrupt the whole loop.
Sounds a bit like PC BIOS in a way, only more crash-prone...
> > You'd probably have to make one by hand, and good luck getting it to
> > run at bus speed (50MHz).
> There are JTAG cards available for PCs, also the JTAG inludes a clock
> line so (in theory) the person driving the bus gets to choose how
> fast they clock it (unless you want to do real-time testing).
We don't want to overclock the thing just yet. Just as long as we get the
thing working at least...
> > Also you'd have to write the software for
> > it, and you'd need the specs on the JTAG port on the processor and the
> > specs of the bus so you can interpret the results.
> This is the hard bit, fortunately it is working at the moment
> so we can hold off on the diag for the moment.
Tops. Trying to find the diag software for the thing is gonna prove to be
a hassle anyway.
> S1G: 14766273 seconds remaining - Tel
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