Commit 5fdf9535 authored by David Brownell's avatar David Brownell
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NOR: invalidate cached state on target resume

The NOR infrastructure caches some per-sector state, but
it's not used much ... because the cache is not trustworthy.

This patch addresses one part of that problem, by ensuring
that state cached by NOR drivers gets invalidated once we
resume the target -- since targets may then modify sectors.

Now if we see sector protection or erase status marked as
anything other than "unknown", we should be able to rely
on that as being accurate.  (That is ... if we assume the
drivers initialize and update this state correctly.)

Another part of that problem is that the cached state isn't
much used (being unreliable, it would have been unsafe).
Those issues can be addressed in later patches.
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Brownell <>
parent 99939c3c
......@@ -657,3 +657,34 @@ int flash_write(struct target *target, struct image *image,
return flash_write_unlock(target, image, written, erase, false);
* Invalidates cached flash state which a target can change as it runs.
* @param target The target being resumed
* OpenOCD caches some flash state for brief periods. For example, a sector
* that is protected must be unprotected before OpenOCD tries to write it,
* Also, a sector that's not erased must be erased before it's written.
* As a rule, OpenOCD and target firmware can both modify the flash, so when
* a target starts running, OpenOCD needs to invalidate its cached state.
void nor_resume(struct target *target)
struct flash_bank *bank;
for (bank = flash_banks; bank; bank = bank->next) {
int i;
if (bank->target != target)
for (i = 0; i < bank->num_sectors; i++) {
struct flash_sector *sector = bank->sectors + i;
sector->is_erased = -1;
sector->is_protected = -1;
......@@ -122,6 +122,10 @@ int flash_erase_address_range(struct target *target,
int flash_write(struct target *target,
struct image *image, uint32_t *written, int erase);
/* invalidate cached state (targets may modify their own flash) */
void nor_resume(struct target *target);
* Forces targets to re-examine their erase/protection state.
* This routine must be called when the system may modify the status.
......@@ -35,6 +35,7 @@
#include <helper/time_support.h>
#include <jtag/jtag.h>
#include <flash/nor/core.h>
#include "target.h"
#include "target_type.h"
......@@ -472,6 +473,14 @@ int target_resume(struct target *target, int current, uint32_t address, int hand
if ((retval = target->type->resume(target, current, address, handle_breakpoints, debug_execution)) != ERROR_OK)
return retval;
/* Invalidate any cached protect/erase/... flash status, since
* almost all targets will now be able modify the flash by
* themselves. We want flash drivers and infrastructure to
* be able to rely on (non-invalidated) cached state.
* REVISIT do the same for NAND ; maybe other flash flavors too...
return retval;
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