AXI Firewall Trips - 2024.1 English

Vitis Unified Software Platform Documentation: Application Acceleration Development (UG1393)

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The AXI firewall should prevent host hangs. This is why the AXI Protocol Firewall IP is included in all production Vitis platforms. When the firewall trips, one of the first checks to perform is confirming if the host code and kernels are set up to use the same memory banks. The following steps detail how to perform this check.
  1. Use xbutil to program the FPGA:
    xbutil program -p <xclbin>
    Tip: Refer to xbutil Utility for more information on xbutil.
  2. Run the xbutil examine option to check memory topology:
    xbutil examine -r memory -d <bdf>
    In the following example, there are no kernels associated with memory banks:

  3. If the host code expects any DDR banks/PLRAMs to be used, this report should indicate an issue. In this case, it is necessary to check kernel and host code expectations. If the host code is using the AMD OpenCL extensions, it is necessary to check which DDR banks should be used by the kernel. These should match the connectivity.sp options specified as discussed in Mapping Kernel Ports to Memory.