Provides a ‘Set Before Get’ Data Access Policy.
The ‘Set Before Get’ Data Access Policy enforces that the value must be written at least once before it is read. This DAP can be used to pass shared information to multiple components during standard configuration, even if that information hasn’t yet been determined.
Such DAP objects can be useful for passing a ‘placeholder’ reference, before the information is actually available. A good example of this would be the virtual sequencer:
typedef uvm_set_before_get_dap#(uvm_sequencer_base) seqr_dap_t;
function void my_env::build_phase(uvm_phase phase);
seqr_dap = seqr_dap_t::type_id::create("seqr_dap");
// Pass the DAP, because we don't have a reference to the
// real sequencer yet...
uvm_config_db#(seqr_dap_t)::set(this, "virtual_sequencer", "seqr_dap", seqr_dap);
// Create the virtual sequencer
virtual_sequencer = virtual_sequencer_type::type_id::create("virtual_sequencer", this);
// Create the agent
agent = agent_type::type_id::create("agent", this);
function void my_env::connect_phase(uvm_phase phase);
// Now that we know the value is good, we can set it
In the example above, the environment didn’t have a reference to the agent’s sequencer yet, because the agent hadn’t executed its build_phase. The environment needed to give the virtual sequencer a “Set before get” DAP so that the virtual sequencer (and any sequences one it), could eventually see the agent’s sequencer, when the reference was finally available. If the virtual sequencer (or any sequences on it) attempted to ‘get’ the reference to the agent’s sequencer prior to the environment assigning it, an error would have been reported.
|Provides a ‘Set Before Get’ Data Access Policy.|
|class uvm_set_before_get_dap#( |
|) extends uvm_set_get_dap_base#(T)|
|Set/ Get Interface|
|set||Updates the value stored within the DAP.|
|try_set||Attempts to update the value stored within the DAP.|
|get||Returns the current value stored within the DAP.|
|try_get||Attempts to retrieve the current value stored within the DAP|
|Introspection||The uvm_set_before_get_dap cannot support the standard UVM instrumentation methods (copy, clone, pack and unpack), due to the fact that they would potentially violate the access policy.|