4.1.15. Enabling and Parsing SYSFW Trace SYSFW Trace Parser

This chapter gives details on how a helper script packaged in the SDK can be used to parse the TISCI trace data. For more details on the TIFS trace refer to Trace chapter of TISCI documentation.

SDK packages a SYSFW trace parser utility (bin/sysfw_trace_parser.py) which helps in parsing the hex strings that are output in UART when trace is enabled.

Usage of this tool is described below. Current version of trace (Option -Tv) is 0x03006.

usage: ./sysfw_trace_parser.py [-h] (-l LOG_FILE | -d SERIAL_PORT)
                               (-o OUTPUT_FILE | -O) [-Tv TRACE_DATA_VERSION]
                               [-t] [-r RULES_FILE] [-Pm]

Required arguments - Choose one of the inputs:
  -l LOG_FILE, --log_file LOG_FILE
                        Log File provided as input (default: None)
  -d SERIAL_PORT, --serial_port SERIAL_PORT
                        Provide Device as input: Requires pyserial package
                        installed: See https://pyserial.readthedocs.io/
                        (default: None)

Required arguments - Choose one of the outputs:
  -o OUTPUT_FILE, --output_file OUTPUT_FILE
                        Parse out the output to a file (default: None)
  -O, --output_console  Log File to parse and report results to console
                        (default: False)

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
                        Trace data version input in form "0xYYZZZ" where YY is
                        the major and ZZZ is the minor version. A trace data
                        version found in the log will override this input
                        (default: None)
  -t, --time_stamp_relative
                        Add TimeStamp to output in relative milliseconds(this
                        is approximation ONLY) (default: False)
  -r RULES_FILE, --rules_file RULES_FILE
                        Alternate Rules file (default: /home/vishallocal/SYSFW
  -Pm, --print_match_only
                        Print just decoded data, (default: False)

This script can also be called as a python module with the same arguments as
the CLI. from sysfw_trace_parser import * sysfw_cli_job(args_arr=["-l",
"sysfw_v2019.03_fail.log","-o","/tmp/out.log","-Tv","0x00000"]); Enabling SYSFW Traces via Board Configuration

Enabling and disabling of SYSFW traces is controlled by the debug configuration settings in the SYSFW Board Configuration. Refer to TISCI documentation for more info on the Board Configuration.

For Linux boot flow, the default SYSFW Board Configuration is present in u-boot code under the file path board/ti/<board-name>/board-cfg.yaml. The trace configuration is controlled by trace_dst_enables and trace_src_enables values and by default they are disabled.

trace_dst_enables : 0x00
trace_src_enables : 0x00

To enable traces update the trace_dst_enables and trace_src_enables values of board-cfg.yaml file according to boardcfg_dbg_dst_ports and boardcfg_dbg_src settings accordingly.

The example below shows values that enable SYSFW traces destination on UART and traces from all sources. After making the changes re-build the u-boot binaries for the changes to take effect.

trace_dst_enables : 0x01
trace_src_enables : 0x1F