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SubjectRe: [RESEND PATCH 0/7] Introduce bus domains controller framework
On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 02:17:23PM +0000, Benjamin GAIGNARD wrote:
> On 4/23/19 3:55 PM, Sudeep Holla wrote:

> > The above statement makes me wonder if Cortex-M4 firmware is really
> > non-secure, if so why does it need such an isolation from other masters
> > like Cortex-A7. For me Cortex-M4 is secure and Cortex-A7 can execute
> > in non-secure hence Cortex-M4 needs to be isolated from Cortex-A7 as
> > mentioned in the above excerpts from the datasheet.

> Cortex-M4 firmware is non-secure, it could be a free RTOS.
> ETZPC doesn't isolate Cortex M4 or A7 but control which of them have
> access to hardware blocks.
> For example ETZPC controls if M4 or A7 can have access to I2C hardware
> blocks. The goal is to make sure
> firmware running on each side don't use the hardware blocks of the other
> side.

The goal AIUI is mainly for robustness rather than security - trying to
mitigate against any bugs that might happen, making them more apparent
during development and mititgating their impact if they slip through.
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