[PATCH] misc: atmel-secumod: Driver for Atmel "security module".

Alexandre Belloni alexandre.belloni at free-electrons.com
Mon May 23 06:59:12 PDT 2016

On 23/05/2016 at 14:53:15 +0200, Boris Brezillon wrote :
> > Well, I think we're reaching this point right now: I have to implement
> > "freeze" mode (entering a deep sleep mode by cutting all power domains
> > except VDDBU), and in order to do that I need to access BUREGs which
> > are part of the secu-sram you're trying to expose here.
> > 
> > Two comments on the nvmem approach:
> > 1/ first of all it's not really a non-volative memory: if you loose
> > VDDBU you also loose the whole SRAM content.
> > 2/ I need to be able to reserve the BUREG region (at least part of it)
> > for in kernel usage (need to store the SDRAM address I should jump to
> > when exiting freeze mode).
> Forget this aspect. As Alexandre pointed out, the nvmem framework
> provides an in-kernel API, so reserving space for the "freeze" mode
> implementation is doable. But need to use the securam for advanced
> stuff (like executing code from there) then the SRAM driver approach is
> more future-proof IMO.

Yeah, in case we want to use the SRAM to actually run some code, we will
need the sram driver.

Alexandre Belloni, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

More information about the linux-arm-kernel mailing list