Head-of-line blocking (HOLB) can occur when two or more different traffic classes share the same physical channel. A typical example is when a low-priority request cannot make progress and a high priority request is blocked behind it. HOLB is prevented with the following guidelines.
•Have two ports between the CCI-400 and the DDR controller carry two QoS virtual network channels (QVN) per physical channel.
•On all other DDR controller ports, assign only one class of traffic to each port.