Frequently Asked Questions

For questions regarding the BOOM core, please refer to our GitHub page issues section located at

Help! BOOM isn’t working

First verify the software is not an issue. Run spike first:

Also verify the riscv-tools you built is the one pointed to by Chipyard. Otherwise a version mismatch can easily occur!

Master branch is broken! How do I get a working BOOM?

The Chipyard SoC super-repo should always be pointing to a working BOOM/rocket-chip/riscv-tools combination. The master branch of riscv-boom may run ahead though. Ideally, master should never be broken, but it may be somewhat unstable as development continues. For more stability, please use one of the tagged releases.