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uClinux MMU, DEO Nano

Hello, 

 

We wish to install uClinux MMU on a DE0 Nano. After loading during decompilation on the DE0 Nano uClinux (nios2-teminal) we are faced with a crash "calibrating delay loop" 

Do you know where can be the error? 

 

https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6921  

 

 

Thank you
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi, 

 

At first, please check whether the timer interruption is working or not. The 'calibrate_delay' routine needs the increase of 'jiffies' as follows. 

 

void __cpuinit calibrate_delay(void) { unsigned long ticks, loopbit; int lps_precision = LPS_PREC; if (preset_lpj) { loops_per_jiffy = preset_lpj; printk(KERN_INFO "Calibrating delay loop (skipped) preset value.. "); } else if ((smp_processor_id() == 0) && lpj_fine) { loops_per_jiffy = lpj_fine; printk(KERN_INFO "Calibrating delay loop (skipped), " "value calculated using timer frequency.. "); } else if ((loops_per_jiffy = calibrate_delay_direct()) != 0) { printk(KERN_INFO "Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. "); } else { loops_per_jiffy = (1<<12); printk(KERN_INFO "Calibrating delay loop... "); while ((loops_per_jiffy <<= 1) != 0) { /* wait for "start of" clock tick */ ticks = jiffies; while (ticks == jiffies) /* nothing */; /* Go .. */ ticks = jiffies; __delay(loops_per_jiffy); ticks = jiffies - ticks; if (ticks) break; } /* * Do a binary approximation to get loops_per_jiffy set to * equal one clock (up to lps_precision bits) */ loops_per_jiffy >>= 1; loopbit = loops_per_jiffy; while (lps_precision-- && (loopbit >>= 1)) { loops_per_jiffy |= loopbit; ticks = jiffies; while (ticks == jiffies) /* nothing */; ticks = jiffies; __delay(loops_per_jiffy); if (jiffies != ticks) /* longer than 1 tick */ loops_per_jiffy &= ~loopbit; } } printk(KERN_CONT "%lu.%02lu BogoMIPS (lpj=%lu)\n", loops_per_jiffy/(500000/HZ), (loops_per_jiffy/(5000/HZ)) % 100, loops_per_jiffy); } 

 

Kazu
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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We replaced our lines of code by your own, but it has not changed the problem. 

We are always blocked in the same place. 

Is there another solution to?
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi, 

 

 

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We replaced our lines of code by your own, but it has not changed the problem. 

We are always blocked in the same place. 

Is there another solution to? 

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I don't mean that your source code is wrong. The variable 'jiffies' must be increased in the interrupt service routine. And to evoke it, your hardware must generate 'timer interruptions'. So please check your timer is working first. 

 

Kazu
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