HDD crash!!!

A project log for DEXT Meteor:

The DEXT Meteor is a powerful and small FPGA computer with a unique OS.

dylan-brophyDylan Brophy 08/05/2018 at 00:093 Comments

I managed to crash my hard drive.  With the VHDL designs and DEXT Meteor schematics.

Sooo.... That really sucks.  I hadn't backed up the data, but I realized there were older copies of the CPU designs on my other drive, in my desktop computer.  It turns out the older CPU is actually faster (with less features however), by about 2 ns.  When your FPGA project is running at 100Mhz though, that's a big difference. 

The hard drive is probably toast, but I will rebuild!!! I will never surrender... XD

[edit] - I am going to use this terrible occurrence as an oppertunity to more easily upgrade the CPU.  It will have a higher bus width and less states per instruction, so a higher instruction throughput. I don't know what I am going to do about the missing schematics yet though...


SHAOS wrote 08/05/2018 at 05:08 point

I can only say one thing - GitLab

Or it's actually 2 things? ;)

Anyway, push code frequently to external repository and you will not have such disasters...

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Dylan Brophy wrote 08/05/2018 at 06:40 point

Yea, rn I use github but considering Microsoft bought them out I'll probably switch - eventually.  I created the CPU project and pushed old code + some updates.

I have a bad habit of not backing up enough.  I do have some backups though...

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SHAOS wrote 08/05/2018 at 07:38 point

I already switched takes any external Git-repository (and has special tool to import GitHub repository)

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