Hardware flash write protection

The hardware flash write protection driver (fprotect) can be used to protect flash areas from writing. The driver uses a hardware peripheral (BPROT, ACL, or SPU, depending on the chip model) to protect the area. The protection is irreversible until a reset occurs.

The following example shows how to protect PM_B0_SIZE bytes of the flash area starting from PM_B0_ADDRESS:

int err = fprotect_area(PM_B0_ADDRESS, PM_B0_SIZE);

API documentation

Header file: include/drivers/fprotect.h
Source files: drivers/fprotect/
group fprotect

API for write protection of flash areas using Hardware peripheral.

Functions

int fprotect_area(u32_t start, size_t length)

Protect flash area against writes.

Parameters
  • start: Start of range to protect.
  • length: Length in bytes of range to protect.
Return Value
  • 0: On success.
  • -EINVAL: If any of the argument are incorrect.
  • -ENOSPC: If function is called too many times. Applies to devices where there is a limited number of configuration registers which are used for all address ranges.