Sharing Devices - 2021.2 English

Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Software Developer Guide

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2021.2 English

Sharing access to devices between APU and RPU is possible but must always be done with great care. The access and operation of a device depend on its clock (if applicable), its configuration and its power state (on, off, retention, and so on.) The PMU makes sure the device is in the lowest power state that will satisfy the requirement of all the PM Masters, but it is up to the APU and RPU to set up the clock and configuration of the device.

Extra care must be taken when a device is shared between the APU running Linux and the RPU. Linux is not aware that another entity might be using one of its devices, and will clock-gate, power-gate and disable the device whenever it is not being used. The options available are:

Any devices not used by the APU should be removed from the device tree.