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Power On Self Test and testing memory

Subject: Power On Self Test and testing memory
From: Jeff Baitis <>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 15:26:43 -0700
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Hi all:

I implemented memory tests in my bootloader code for the AU1500. I'm trying
to figure out why Linux boots when loaded into cached KSEG0 (0x 80c0 0000),
but my memory test FAILS for this same region.

(pretty backwards huh? get linux booting, then write memory tests!)

I start by writing 0x5555 5555 to all of uncached memory, reading it back, and
I write 0xAAAA AAAA to all of uncached memory and read it back.

This works great.

Next, I try to write 0x5555 5555 to cached KSEG0 memory, and it fails at addr
0x8000FE50. But Linux boots!

I'm not issuing SYNC commands when writing to cached memory; could this be
the problem?

We've exhaustively verified the memory burst parameters, etc. They look good.

Thank you in advance for your ideas!


         Jeffrey Baitis - Associate Software Engineer

                    Evolution Robotics, Inc.
                     130 West Union Street
                       Pasadena CA 91103

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