Commit 876bf9bf authored by David Brownell's avatar David Brownell
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target: are we running algorithm code?

Fixing one bug can easily uncover another  .... in this case,
making sure that we properly invalidate some cached NOR state when
resuming arbitrary target code turned up an issue when the code
wasn't quite arbitrary (and we couldn't know that, but some parts
of OpenOCD assumed the cache would not be invalidated.

Specifically:  some flash drivers (like CFI) update that state in loops
with downloaded algorithms, thus invalidating the state as it's probed.

 + Add a new target state flag, to record whether the target is
  running downloaded algorithm code.

 + Use that flag to add a special case:  "trust" downloaded algorithms
   not to corrupt that cached state, bypassing cache invalidation.

Also update some of the documentation to stipulate that this flavor of
trustworthiness is now *required* ... not just a fortuitous acident.
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Brownell <>
parent 88fcb5a9
......@@ -478,9 +478,14 @@ int target_resume(struct target *target, int current, uint32_t address, int hand
* themselves. We want flash drivers and infrastructure to
* be able to rely on (non-invalidated) cached state.
* For now we require that algorithms provided by OpenOCD are
* used only by code which properly maintains that cached state.
* state
* REVISIT do the same for NAND ; maybe other flash flavors too...
if (!target->running_alg)
return retval;
......@@ -659,10 +664,12 @@ int target_run_algorithm(struct target *target,
goto done;
target->running_alg = true;
retval = target->type->run_algorithm(target,
num_mem_params, mem_params,
num_reg_params, reg_param,
entry_point, exit_point, timeout_ms, arch_info);
target->running_alg = false;
return retval;
......@@ -117,6 +117,14 @@ struct target
bool examined;
/** true iff the target is currently running a downloaded
* "algorithm" instetad of arbitrary user code. OpenOCD code
* invoking algorithms is trusted to maintain correctness of
* any cached state (e.g. for flash status), which arbitrary
* code will have no reason to know about.
bool running_alg;
struct target_event_action *event_action;
int reset_halt; /* attempt resetting the CPU into the halted mode? */
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