Dual core configuration of peripheral from other core/DTS file (e.g. nRF5340)



Does anyone have suggestions for how to configure a peripheral on a dual core chip from the main core so it can be used by the secondary core but in a way that the devices are synchronised in DTS files? The example I have is with the nRF5340, the main core has to configure which pins can be used by the second core, but in order to do that it needs to be made aware of what pins the secondary core is going to use. The secondary core might have pins for a peripheral defined in it’s DTS file but the main core doesn’t have runtime access to that DTS file so is not aware of it. The first idea that comes to mind but I’m not overly happy with the idea would be to have a fake peripheral for the main core and both cores would include a single DTS which defines the pins, the main core would at start-up be able to read the DTS details and configure the pins but wouldn’t enable any driver for it whilst the secondary core would be able to start and use it as required. Or maybe using the real peripheral for both but forcing the driver for the second to be disabled in the Kconfig might be another way.

I do not want to use an overlay file at all for this. This is something that should be enabled by default and remain synchronised by changes only being made to one file.


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