405EX Rev D mis-identification?

Marc Chidester marcchidester at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 05:56:30 EST 2010

On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 2:24 PM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 11:01:11AM -0500, Lee Nipper wrote:
>>On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 10:06, Marc Chidester <marcchidester at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> It looks like the Rev D version of the 405EX chip without security
>>> will be identified as a 405EXr, based on the values in the cpu_specs
>>> table.  For 405EX/405EXr the pvr_mask is  0xffff0004 with the
>>> pvr_value's as 0x12910004 and 0x12910000 respectively. I see that the
>>> Rev D PVR value for the 405EX without security is 0x12911473, which
>>> would mask out to the EXr value.
>>> Is there an algorithm update needed or am I missing something?
>>With 405EX Rev D, we have noticed that we must reset our board
>>one time after the initial powerup to make the PVR read correctly.
>>See this post:
> That is very very weird.  Have you seen that behavior on multiple Rev D CPUs
> or just one board or?
> The PVR value should never change, so if you have odd behavior I wonder if the
> are silicon bugs in that revision.  Did you happen to ask AMCC about it?
> josh

Check the recent Errata for the chip on this issue.

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