NVS: Non-Volatile Storage

Overview

This is a simple application demonstrating use of the NVS module for non-volatile (flash) storage. In this application, a counter is incremented on every reboot and stored in flash, the application reboots, and the reboot counter data is retrieved.

Requirements

  • A board with flash support

Building and Running

This sample can be found under samples/subsys/nvs in the Zephyr tree.

The sample can be build for several platforms, the following commands build the application for the nrf51_pca10028 board.

Using west:

west build -b nrf51_pca10028 samples/subsys/nvs
west flash

Using CMake and ninja:

cmake -B build -GNinja -DBOARD=nrf51_pca10028 samples/subsys/nvs
ninja -C build
ninja -C build flash

After flashing the image to the board the output on the console shows the reboot counter and the boards reboots several times to show the reboot counter is incremented.

Sample Output

***** Booting Zephyr OS v1.12.0-rc1-176-gf091be783 *****
[fs/nvs] [DBG] nvs_reinit: (Re)Initializing sectors
[fs/nvs] [DBG] _nvs_sector_init: f->write_location set to c
[fs/nvs] [INF] nvs_init: maximum storage length 256 byte
[fs/nvs] [INF] nvs_init: write-align: 1, write-addr: c
[fs/nvs] [INF] nvs_init: entry sector: 0, entry sector ID: 1
No address found, adding 192.168.1.1 at id 1
No key found, adding it at id 2
No Reboot counter found, adding it at id 3
Id: 4 not found, adding it
Longarray not found, adding it as id 4
Reboot counter history: ...0
Oldest reboot counter: 0
Rebooting in ...5...4...3...2...1
***** Booting Zephyr OS v1.12.0-rc1-176-gf091be783 *****
[fs/nvs] [INF] nvs_init: maximum storage length 256 byte
[fs/nvs] [INF] nvs_init: write-align: 1, write-addr: c7
[fs/nvs] [INF] nvs_init: entry sector: 0, entry sector ID: 1
Entry: 1, Address: 192.168.1.1
Id: 2, Key: ff fe fd fc fb fa f9 f8
Id: 3, Reboot_counter: 1
Id: 4, Data: DATA
Id: 5, Longarray: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Reboot counter history: ...1...0
Oldest reboot counter: 0
Rebooting in ...5...4...3...2...1
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