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SNVS HPCOMR protection

Question asked by Vincent Siles on Feb 10, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 13, 2017 by Vincent Siles

On a sabre lite (i.MX6Q), we managed to access the SNVS HPCOMR register from a secure application and change the bit 31 (NPSWA_EN) from 0 to 1. That is, from PL0, which I consider unprivileged.   

The RM states:


The SNVS_HP Command Register contains the command, configuration, and control bits for the SNVS block. This is a privileged write register.


Since the HPCOMR[31] bit was 0, I didn't expect a userland application to be able to write to it, since it's protected.


Is my understanding of 'privileged' for the SNVS_HP register wrong ? Can someone explain this behavior ?