18. Frequently Asked Questions

For questions regarding the BOOM core, please refer to our GitHub page issues section located at https://github.com/riscv-boom/riscv-boom/issues.

18.1. 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!

18.2. 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.