Doomsday Release (DEPRECATED)

Previous releases are Asterisk, Balloon and Cherry.

This release is replaced by Enigma.

New features and bug-fixes in Doomsday Release

  • 2018-Apr-17: [v4.0.4] Experimental kernel 4.x support
  • 2018-Apr-17: [v4.0.4] Saftlib v1.4.0
  • 2018-Apr-17: [v4.0.4] Display support (SCU example: $simple-display dev/wbm0 -s "Test" -d 1)
  • 2018-Apr-17: [v4.0.4] Function Generator bugfixes and new functions
  • 2018-Apr-17: [v4.0.4] Removed syslog from wrpc-sw
  • 2018-Apr-17: [v4.0.4] Added PMC und AMC form factor
  • 2018-Jun-26: [v4.0.5] Saftlib v.1.4.1
  • 2018-Jun-26: [v4.0.5] Firmware update for mTCA ARM
  • 2018-Jun-26: [v4.0.5] Function generator bugfixes ("SCU DREQ CLEAR")
  • 2018-Jun-26: [v4.0.5] Improved eb-reset, added support for LM32 reset
  • 2018-Jun-26: [v4.0.5] FPGA-CONFIG-SPACE update, pcie_wb supports PMC/PCI now
  • 2019-Jan-29: [v4.0.6]
    • Function generator bugfixes (LM32 firmware)
    • hotfix 2019-nov-12: disabled 'socat'

Known Issues of Doomsday Release

  • 2018-Apr-17: Timing requirements not met during synthesis
  • 2018-Apr-17: Sometimes WR port of node remains down after power cycle of node AND WR switch Issue
  • 2018-Apr-17: Flashing devices is a touchy Issue
  • 2019-Aug-12:
    • Doomsday is incompatible with all SCU ramdisks of build date 2019-08-12 and newer
    • Frontends requiring Doomsday shall use the PXE configuration 'scuxl.doomsday' instead of 'scuxl'


Release Name Date Release Version Gateware Etherbone Saftlib FESA Type GIT hash
Doomsday Alpha 2018-Jan-21 4.0.0 4.0.0 2.1.0 1.2.3   alpha  
Doomsday V0.0 2018-Apr-04 4.0.0 4.0.0 2.1.0 1.3.0   release candidate 6e0ad9e
Doomsday V0.1 2018-Apr-05 4.0.1 4.0.1 2.1.0 1.4.0   release candidate 9b74673
Doomsday V0.2 2018-Apr-06 4.0.2 4.0.2 2.1.0 1.4.0   release candidate cc0dc49
Doomsday V0.3 2018-Apr-16 4.0.3 4.0.3 2.1.0 1.4.0   release candidate 2fe7692
Doomsday V0.4 2018-Apr-17 4.0.4 4.0.4 2.1.0 1.4.0   outdated release 14ffc1a
Doomsday V0.5 2018-Jun-26 4.0.5 4.0.5 2.1.0 1.4.1   outdated release 23f29bbf
Doomsday V0.6 2019-Jan-29 4.0.6 4.0.5 2.1.0 1.4.1   release bb1dd75
Table: Version matrix.

Timing Receiver Nodes

Gateware Images

  • Doomsday V0/V.4.0.6 for the Doomsday gateware/firmware/software are available here.
  • Nightly builds for the Doomsday gateware/firmware/software are available here.
FPGA images are stored locally for each form factor in a flash. See here for flash instructions.


Type Path in SL7 Servers Comment
build environment for software N/A provided by FEE
run-time system for timing /common/export/timing-rte/tg-doomsday-v< VERSION > nfsinit: 20_timing-rte -> ../global/timing-rte-tg-doomsday-v< VERSION >
Example: 20_timing-rte -> ../global/timing-rte-tg-doomsday-v4.0.5
Table: Software (drivers, etherbone and saftlib) are deployed to ACO FECs via nfs-init. This is triggered by creating symbolic links.

How-To check FEC is booting from Doomsday Run Time Environment


[ruth@scuxl0815 ~]# uname -r

[ruth@scuxl0815 ~]# cat /etc/os-release
GSI embedded release 7 (build 2019-05-28) // or older

In case of a different kernel, please contact CSCOIN.


[ruth@scuxl0815 ~]# eb-mon -e dev/wbm0
etherbone 2.1.0 (balloon-5-gba955bc): Feb 10 2017 13:09:27 / built by ahahn on Apr 17 2018 11:38:02 with running CentOS Linux release 7.4.1708 (Core) 

Saftlib and Gateware

[ruth@scuxl0815 ~]# saft-ctl bla -fij
saftlib source version                  : saftlib 1.4.1 (v1.4.0-3-ga6437c6): Jun 07 2018 12:14:55
saftlib build info                      : built by ahahn on Jun  8 2018 13:14:23 with running CentOS Linux release 7.4.1708 (Core) 
devices attached on this host   : 1
  device: /de/gsi/saftlib/tr0, name: tr0, path: dev/wbm0, gatewareVersion : 4.0.6
  --gateware version info:
  ---- Mon Jan 28 16:35:14 CET 2019
  ---- Doomsday-v4.0.6
  ---- Arria II GX (ep2agx125ef29c5)
  ---- Debian GNU/Linux 8.10 (jessie), kernel 3.16.0-4-amd64
  ---- scu2 +comexpress +wrex1
  ---- Jenkins Nightly Build <>
  ---- scu_control
  ---- Version 16.0.0 Build 211 04/27/2016 SJ Standard Edition
  ---- zenith-2003

Info Files In case of trouble, the following info files on the run-time system itself might be informative.

[ruth@scuxl0815 ~]# cat /etc/os-release
GSI embedded release 7 (build 2017-04-06)
or newer until
GSI embedded release 7 (build 2019-05-28)

If your ramdisk is newer, it will not be compatible with this release

Timing Run Time Environment

[ruth@scuxl0815 ~]# cat /etc/timing-rte_buildinfo 
GSI Timing RTE 08-06-2018_13-14-43 
Compiled by ahahn using ./ on - Linux  3.10.0-862.2.3.el7.x86_64
CI_CD Project
 -  master*@bf0c466
 - doomsday-v4.0.5@23f29bb
Last Commits in repo:
23f29bb fpga-config-space: added pmc/pci support
02ca0d4 saftlib: v1.4.1
e13be6a Merge pull request #95 from GSI-CS-CO/scu_dreq_clear
d80f22d Merge pull request #94 from GSI-CS-CO/eb-tools_dietrich_2018-may-04
bc2be39 scu_sw: send broadcast only to active sios

How-To Test a Timing Receiver running Doomsday

See this How-To


Types of Bitstream Platform Description How to Flash or Program
rpd Altera Raw Programming Data File. This file contains the TR Gateware. It's used to write the gateware into the flash memory of the TR. It is persistent eb-flash
sof Altera SRAM Object File. This file contains the TR Gateware. It's used to write to program the FPGA. It is not persistent Quartus Programmer
jic Altera JTAG Indirect Configuration File. This file contains the TR Gateware. It's used to program the FPGA. It is not persistent Quartus Programmer
jed Xilinx This file contains the special Gateware for the CPLD on the TR. It is persistent Xilinx Programmer

Supported Hardware

The hardware supported in this Release:

Form Factor Carrier WR add-on Commissioning Remark
PCIe PEXARIA5XX WREX1 PEXARIA5DBYY click "fixed" PEXARIA5 boards are compatible
SCU3 SCU3 on-board (MIL)  
AMC tr-amc on-board N/A  
PMC tr-pmc on-board N/A  
Table: Hardware for nodes.

Data Master

Sources for Data Master images and software are part of the GIT repository in dedicated branches.

Getting the sources code of the Doomsday Release from our GIT Repository

If you want to check the source code this Release is in the branch "doomsday" in bel_projects.

git clone  // try 'git clone' if not using public/private key authentification
cd bel_projects
git checkout doomsday

More Information

  • building and deployment the Timing Run-Time Environment, see here
  • building and deployment of software and drivers for various types of linux boxes (including SCU), see here and here
  • flashing timing receivers with new images (including SCU), see here
  • some hints for FECs, see here

-- DietrichBeck - 01 Mar 2019
Topic revision: r20 - 14 Nov 2019, DietrichBeck
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