Configuration Options

Introduction

ESP-IDF uses Kconfig system to provide a compile-time configuration mechanism. Kconfig is based around options of several types: integer, string, boolean. Kconfig files specify dependencies between options, default values of the options, the way the options are grouped together, etc.

Applications developers can use make menuconfig build target to edit components’ configuration. This configuration is saved inside sdkconfig file in the project root directory. Based on sdkconfig, application build targets will generate sdkconfig.h file in the build directory, and will make sdkconfig options available to component makefiles.

Using sdkconfig.defaults

When updating ESP-IDF version, it is not uncommon to find that new Kconfig options are introduced. When this happens, application build targets will offer an interactive prompt to select values for the new options. New values are then written into sdkconfig file. To supress interactive prompts, applications can either define BATCH_BUILD environment variable, which will cause all prompts to be suppressed. This is the same effect as that of V or VERBOSE variables. Alternatively, defconfig build target can be used to update configuration for all new variables to the default values.

In some cases, such as when sdkconfig file is under revision control, the fact that sdkconfig file gets changed by the build system may be inconvenient. The build system offers a way to avoid this, in the form of sdkconfig.defaults file. This file is never touched by the build system, and must be created manually. It can contain all the options which matter for the given application. The format is the same as that of the sdkconfig file. Once sdkconfig.defaults is created, sdkconfig can be deleted and added to the ignore list of the revision control system (e.g. .gitignore file for git). Project build targets will automatically create sdkconfig file, populated with the settings from sdkconfig.defaults file, and the rest of the settings will be set to their default values. Note that when make defconfig is used, settings in sdkconfig will be overriden by the ones in sdkconfig.defaults. For more information, see Custom sdkconfig defaults.

Configuration Options Reference

Subsequent sections contain the list of available ESP-IDF options, automatically generated from Kconfig files. Note that depending on the options selected, some options listed here may not be visible by default in the interface of menuconfig.

By convention, all option names are upper case with underscores. When Kconfig generates sdkconfig and sdkconfig.h files, option names are prefixed with CONFIG_. So if an option ENABLE_FOO is defined in a Kconfig file and selected in menuconfig, then sdkconfig and sdkconfig.h files will have CONFIG_ENABLE_FOO defined. In this reference, option names are also prefixed with CONFIG_, same as in the source code.

tcpip adapter

IP_LOST_TIMER_INTERVAL

IP Address lost timer interval (seconds)

Found in: Component config > tcpip adapter

The value of 0 indicates the IP lost timer is disabled, otherwise the timer is enabled.

The IP address may be lost because of some reasons, e.g. when the station disconnects from soft-AP, or when DHCP IP renew fails etc. If the IP lost timer is enabled, it will be started everytime the IP is lost. Event SYSTEM_EVENT_STA_LOST_IP will be raised if the timer expires. The IP lost timer is stopped if the station get the IP again before the timer expires.

LWIP

L2_TO_L3_COPY

Enable copy between Layer2 and Layer3 packets

Found in: Component config > LWIP

If this feature is enabled, all traffic from layer2(WIFI Driver) will be copied to a new buffer before sending it to layer3(LWIP stack), freeing the layer2 buffer. Please be notified that the total layer2 receiving buffer is fixed and ESP32 currently supports 25 layer2 receiving buffer, when layer2 buffer runs out of memory, then the incoming packets will be dropped in hardware. The layer3 buffer is allocated from the heap, so the total layer3 receiving buffer depends on the available heap size, when heap runs out of memory, no copy will be sent to layer3 and packet will be dropped in layer2. Please make sure you fully understand the impact of this feature before enabling it.

LWIP_MAX_SOCKETS

Max number of open sockets

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Sockets take up a certain amount of memory, and allowing fewer sockets to be open at the same time conserves memory. Specify the maximum amount of sockets here. The valid value is from 1 to 16.

LWIP_SO_REUSE

Enable SO_REUSEADDR option

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enabling this option allows binding to a port which remains in TIME_WAIT.

LWIP_SO_REUSE_RXTOALL

SO_REUSEADDR copies broadcast/multicast to all matches

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enabling this option means that any incoming broadcast or multicast packet will be copied to all of the local sockets that it matches (may be more than one if SO_REUSEADDR is set on the socket.)

This increases memory overhead as the packets need to be copied, however they are only copied per matching socket. You can safely disable it if you don’t plan to receive broadcast or multicast traffic on more than one socket at a time.

LWIP_SO_RCVBUF

Enable SO_RCVBUF option

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enabling this option allows checking for available data on a netconn.

LWIP_DHCP_MAX_NTP_SERVERS

Maximum number of NTP servers

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Set maximum number of NTP servers used by LwIP SNTP module. First argument of sntp_setserver/sntp_setservername functions is limited to this value.

LWIP_IP_FRAG

Enable fragment outgoing IP packets

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enabling this option allows fragmenting outgoing IP packets if their size exceeds MTU.

LWIP_IP_REASSEMBLY

Enable reassembly incoming fragmented IP packets

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enabling this option allows reassemblying incoming fragmented IP packets.

LWIP_STATS

Enable LWIP statistics

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enabling this option allows LWIP statistics

LWIP_ETHARP_TRUST_IP_MAC

Enable LWIP ARP trust

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enabling this option allows ARP table to be updated.

If this option is enabled, the incoming IP packets cause the ARP table to be updated with the source MAC and IP addresses supplied in the packet. You may want to disable this if you do not trust LAN peers to have the correct addresses, or as a limited approach to attempt to handle spoofing. If disabled, lwIP will need to make a new ARP request if the peer is not already in the ARP table, adding a little latency. The peer is in the ARP table if it requested our address before. Also notice that this slows down input processing of every IP packet!

TCPIP_RECVMBOX_SIZE

TCPIP task receive mail box size

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Set TCPIP task receive mail box size. Generally bigger value means higher throughput but more memory. The value should be bigger than UDP/TCP mail box size.

LWIP_DHCP_DOES_ARP_CHECK

DHCP: Perform ARP check on any offered address

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enabling this option performs a check (via ARP request) if the offered IP address is not already in use by another host on the network.

DHCP server

LWIP_DHCPS_LEASE_UNIT

Multiplier for lease time, in seconds

Found in: Component config > LWIP > DHCP server

The DHCP server is calculating lease time multiplying the sent and received times by this number of seconds per unit. The default is 60, that equals one minute.

LWIP_DHCPS_MAX_STATION_NUM

Maximum number of stations

Found in: Component config > LWIP > DHCP server

The maximum number of DHCP clients that are connected to the server. After this number is exceeded, DHCP server removes of the oldest device from it’s address pool, without notification.

LWIP_AUTOIP

Enable IPV4 Link-Local Addressing (AUTOIP)

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enabling this option allows the device to self-assign an address in the 169.256/16 range if none is assigned statically or via DHCP.

See RFC 3927.

LWIP_AUTOIP_TRIES

DHCP Probes before self-assigning IPv4 LL address

Found in: Component config > LWIP

DHCP client will send this many probes before self-assigning a link local address.

From LWIP help: “This can be set as low as 1 to get an AutoIP address very quickly, but you should be prepared to handle a changing IP address when DHCP overrides AutoIP.” (In the case of ESP-IDF, this means multiple SYSTEM_EVENT_STA_GOT_IP events.)

LWIP_AUTOIP_MAX_CONFLICTS

Max IP conflicts before rate limiting

Found in: Component config > LWIP

If the AUTOIP functionality detects this many IP conflicts while self-assigning an address, it will go into a rate limited mode.

LWIP_AUTOIP_RATE_LIMIT_INTERVAL

Rate limited interval (seconds)

Found in: Component config > LWIP

If rate limiting self-assignment requests, wait this long between each request.

LWIP_NETIF_LOOPBACK

Support per-interface loopback

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enabling this option means that if a packet is sent with a destination address equal to the interface’s own IP address, it will “loop back” and be received by this interface.

LWIP_LOOPBACK_MAX_PBUFS

Max queued loopback packets per interface

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Configure the maximum number of packets which can be queued for loopback on a given interface. Reducing this number may cause packets to be dropped, but will avoid filling memory with queued packet data.

TCP

LWIP_MAX_ACTIVE_TCP

Maximum active TCP Connections

Found in: Component config > LWIP > TCP

The maximum number of simultaneously active TCP connections. The practical maximum limit is determined by available heap memory at runtime.

Changing this value by itself does not substantially change the memory usage of LWIP, except for preventing new TCP connections after the limit is reached.

LWIP_MAX_LISTENING_TCP

Maximum listening TCP Connections

Found in: Component config > LWIP > TCP

The maximum number of simultaneously listening TCP connections. The practical maximum limit is determined by available heap memory at runtime.

Changing this value by itself does not substantially change the memory usage of LWIP, except for preventing new listening TCP connections after the limit is reached.

TCP_MAXRTX

Maximum number of retransmissions of data segments

Found in: Component config > LWIP > TCP

Set maximum number of retransmissions of data segments.

TCP_SYNMAXRTX

Maximum number of retransmissions of SYN segments

Found in: Component config > LWIP > TCP

Set maximum number of retransmissions of SYN segments.

TCP_MSS

Maximum Segment Size (MSS)

Found in: Component config > LWIP > TCP

Set maximum segment size for TCP transmission.

Can be set lower to save RAM, the default value 1436 will give best throughput.

TCP_MSL

Maximum segment lifetime (MSL)

Found in: Component config > LWIP > TCP

Set maximum segment lifetime in in milliseconds.

TCP_SND_BUF_DEFAULT

Default send buffer size

Found in: Component config > LWIP > TCP

Set default send buffer size for new TCP sockets.

Per-socket send buffer size can be changed at runtime with lwip_setsockopt(s, TCP_SNDBUF, …).

This value must be at least 2x the MSS size, and the default is 4x the default MSS size.

Setting a smaller default SNDBUF size can save some RAM, but will decrease performance.

TCP_WND_DEFAULT

Default receive window size

Found in: Component config > LWIP > TCP

Set default TCP receive window size for new TCP sockets.

Per-socket receive window size can be changed at runtime with lwip_setsockopt(s, TCP_WINDOW, …).

Setting a smaller default receive window size can save some RAM, but will significantly decrease performance.

TCP_RECVMBOX_SIZE

Default TCP receive mail box size

Found in: Component config > LWIP > TCP

Set TCP receive mail box size. Generally bigger value means higher throughput but more memory. The recommended value is: TCP_WND_DEFAULT/TCP_MSS + 2, e.g. if TCP_WND_DEFAULT=14360, TCP_MSS=1436, then the recommended receive mail box size is (14360/1436 + 2) = 12.

TCP receive mail box is a per socket mail box, when the application receives packets from TCP socket, LWIP core firstly posts the packets to TCP receive mail box and the application then fetches the packets from mail box. It means LWIP can caches maximum TCP_RECCVMBOX_SIZE packets for each TCP socket, so the maximum possible cached TCP packets for all TCP sockets is TCP_RECCVMBOX_SIZE multiples the maximum TCP socket number. In other words, the bigger TCP_RECVMBOX_SIZE means more memory. On the other hand, if the receiv mail box is too small, the mail box may be full. If the mail box is full, the LWIP drops the packets. So generally we need to make sure the TCP receive mail box is big enough to avoid packet drop between LWIP core and application.

TCP_QUEUE_OOSEQ

Queue incoming out-of-order segments

Found in: Component config > LWIP > TCP

Queue incoming out-of-order segments for later use.

Disable this option to save some RAM during TCP sessions, at the expense of increased retransmissions if segments arrive out of order.

TCP_OVERSIZE

Pre-allocate transmit PBUF size

Found in: Component config > LWIP > TCP

Allows enabling “oversize” allocation of TCP transmission pbufs ahead of time, which can reduce the length of pbuf chains used for transmission.

This will not make a difference to sockets where Nagle’s algorithm is disabled.

Default value of MSS is fine for most applications, 25% MSS may save some RAM when only transmitting small amounts of data. Disabled will have worst performance and fragmentation characteristics, but uses least RAM overall.

Available options:
  • TCP_OVERSIZE_MSS
  • TCP_OVERSIZE_QUARTER_MSS
  • TCP_OVERSIZE_DISABLE
UDP

LWIP_MAX_UDP_PCBS

Maximum active UDP control blocks

Found in: Component config > LWIP > UDP

The maximum number of active UDP “connections” (ie UDP sockets sending/receiving data). The practical maximum limit is determined by available heap memory at runtime.

UDP_RECVMBOX_SIZE

Default UDP receive mail box size

Found in: Component config > LWIP > UDP

Set UDP receive mail box size. The recommended value is 6.

UDP receive mail box is a per socket mail box, when the application receives packets from UDP socket, LWIP core firstly posts the packets to UDP receive mail box and the application then fetches the packets from mail box. It means LWIP can caches maximum UDP_RECCVMBOX_SIZE packets for each UDP socket, so the maximum possible cached UDP packets for all UDP sockets is UDP_RECCVMBOX_SIZE multiples the maximum UDP socket number. In other words, the bigger UDP_RECVMBOX_SIZE means more memory. On the other hand, if the receiv mail box is too small, the mail box may be full. If the mail box is full, the LWIP drops the packets. So generally we need to make sure the UDP receive mail box is big enough to avoid packet drop between LWIP core and application.

TCPIP_TASK_STACK_SIZE

TCP/IP Task Stack Size

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Configure TCP/IP task stack size, used by LWIP to process multi-threaded TCP/IP operations. Setting this stack too small will result in stack overflow crashes.

PPP_SUPPORT

Enable PPP support (new/experimental)

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enable PPP stack. Now only PPP over serial is possible.

PPP over serial support is experimental and unsupported.

PPP_PAP_SUPPORT

Enable PAP support

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enable Password Authentication Protocol (PAP) support

PPP_CHAP_SUPPORT

Enable CHAP support

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enable Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) support

PPP_MSCHAP_SUPPORT

Enable MSCHAP support

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enable Microsoft version of the Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (MSCHAP) support

PPP_MPPE_SUPPORT

Enable MPPE support

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enable Microsoft Point-to-Point Encryption (MPPE) support

PPP_DEBUG_ON

Enable PPP debug log output

Found in: Component config > LWIP

Enable PPP debug log output

ICMP

LWIP_MULTICAST_PING

Respond to multicast pings

Found in: Component config > LWIP > ICMP

LWIP_BROADCAST_PING

Respond to broadcast pings

Found in: Component config > LWIP > ICMP

LWIP RAW API

LWIP_MAX_RAW_PCBS

Maximum LWIP RAW PCBs

Found in: Component config > LWIP > LWIP RAW API

The maximum number of simultaneously active LWIP RAW protocol control blocks. The practical maximum limit is determined by available heap memory at runtime.

Ethernet

DMA_RX_BUF_NUM

Number of DMA RX buffers

Found in: Component config > Ethernet

Number of DMA receive buffers. Each buffer is 1600 bytes. Buffers are allocated statically. Larger number of buffers increases throughput. If enable flow ctrl, the num must be above 9 .

DMA_TX_BUF_NUM

Number of DMA TX buffers

Found in: Component config > Ethernet

Number of DMA transmit buffers. Each buffer is 1600 bytes. Buffers are allocated statically. Larger number of buffers increases throughput.

EMAC_L2_TO_L3_RX_BUF_MODE

Enable copy between Layer2 and Layer3

Found in: Component config > Ethernet

If this options is selected, a copy of each received buffer will be created when passing it from the Ethernet MAC (L2) to the IP stack (L3). Otherwise, IP stack will receive pointers to the DMA buffers used by Ethernet MAC.

When Ethernet MAC doesn’t have any unused buffers left, it will drop incomming packets (flow control may help with this problem, to some extent).

The buffers for the IP stack are allocated from the heap, so the total number of receive buffers is limited by the available heap size, if this option is selected.

If unsure, choose n.

EMAC_TASK_PRIORITY

EMAC_TASK_PRIORITY

Found in: Component config > Ethernet

Ethernet MAC task priority.

Wear Levelling

WL_SECTOR_SIZE

Wear Levelling library sector size

Found in: Component config > Wear Levelling

Sector size used by wear levelling library. You can set default sector size or size that will fit to the flash device sector size.

With sector size set to 4096 bytes, wear levelling library is more efficient. However if FAT filesystem is used on top of wear levelling library, it will need more temporary storage: 4096 bytes for each mounted filesystem and 4096 bytes for each opened file.

With sector size set to 512 bytes, wear levelling library will perform more operations with flash memory, but less RAM will be used by FAT filesystem library (512 bytes for the filesystem and 512 bytes for each file opened).

Available options:
  • WL_SECTOR_SIZE_512
  • WL_SECTOR_SIZE_4096

WL_SECTOR_MODE

Sector store mode

Found in: Component config > Wear Levelling

Specify the mode to store data into flash:

  • In Performance mode a data will be stored to the RAM and then stored back to the flash. Compared to the Safety mode, this operation is faster, but if power will be lost when erase sector operation is in progress, then the data from complete flash device sector will be lost.
  • In Safety mode data from complete flash device sector will be read from flash, modified, and then stored back to flash. Compared to the Performance mode, this operation is slower, but if power is lost during erase sector operation, then the data from full flash device sector will not be lost.
Available options:
  • WL_SECTOR_MODE_PERF
  • WL_SECTOR_MODE_SAFE

PThreads

ESP32_PTHREAD_TASK_PRIO_DEFAULT

Default task priority

Found in: Component config > PThreads

Priority used to create new tasks with default pthread parameters.

ESP32_PTHREAD_TASK_STACK_SIZE_DEFAULT

Default task stack size

Found in: Component config > PThreads

Stack size used to create new tasks with default pthread parameters.

AWS_IOT_SDK

Amazon Web Services IoT Platform

Found in: Component config

Select this option to enable support for the AWS IoT platform, via the esp-idf component for the AWS IoT Device C SDK.

AWS_IOT_MQTT_HOST

AWS IoT Endpoint Hostname

Found in: Component config

Default endpoint host name to connect to AWS IoT MQTT/S gateway

This is the custom endpoint hostname and is specific to an AWS IoT account. You can find it by logging into your AWS IoT Console and clicking the Settings button. The endpoint hostname is shown under the “Custom Endpoint” heading on this page.

If you need per-device hostnames for different regions or accounts, you can override the default hostname in your app.

AWS_IOT_MQTT_PORT

AWS IoT MQTT Port

Found in: Component config

Default port number to connect to AWS IoT MQTT/S gateway

If you need per-device port numbers for different regions, you can override the default port number in your app.

AWS_IOT_MQTT_TX_BUF_LEN

MQTT TX Buffer Length

Found in: Component config

Maximum MQTT transmit buffer size. This is the maximum MQTT message length (including protocol overhead) which can be sent.

Sending longer messages will fail.

AWS_IOT_MQTT_RX_BUF_LEN

MQTT RX Buffer Length

Found in: Component config

Maximum MQTT receive buffer size. This is the maximum MQTT message length (including protocol overhead) which can be received.

Longer messages are dropped.

AWS_IOT_MQTT_NUM_SUBSCRIBE_HANDLERS

Maximum MQTT Topic Filters

Found in: Component config

Maximum number of concurrent MQTT topic filters.

AWS_IOT_MQTT_MIN_RECONNECT_WAIT_INTERVAL

Auto reconnect initial interval (ms)

Found in: Component config

Initial delay before making first reconnect attempt, if the AWS IoT connection fails. Client will perform exponential backoff, starting from this value.

AWS_IOT_MQTT_MAX_RECONNECT_WAIT_INTERVAL

Auto reconnect maximum interval (ms)

Found in: Component config

Maximum delay between reconnection attempts. If the exponentially increased delay interval reaches this value, the client will stop automatically attempting to reconnect.

Heap memory debugging

HEAP_CORRUPTION_DETECTION

Heap corruption detection

Found in: Component config > Heap memory debugging

Enable heap poisoning features to detect heap corruption caused by out-of-bounds access to heap memory.

See the “Heap Memory Debugging” page of the IDF documentation for a description of each level of heap corruption detection.

Available options:
  • HEAP_POISONING_DISABLED
  • HEAP_POISONING_LIGHT
  • HEAP_POISONING_COMPREHENSIVE

HEAP_TRACING

Enable heap tracing

Found in: Component config > Heap memory debugging

Enables the heap tracing API defined in esp_heap_trace.h.

This function causes a moderate increase in IRAM code side and a minor increase in heap function (malloc/free/realloc) CPU overhead, even when the tracing feature is not used. So it’s best to keep it disabled unless tracing is being used.

HEAP_TRACING_STACK_DEPTH

Heap tracing stack depth

Found in: Component config > Heap memory debugging

Number of stack frames to save when tracing heap operation callers.

More stack frames uses more memory in the heap trace buffer (and slows down allocation), but can provide useful information.

mbedTLS

MBEDTLS_SSL_MAX_CONTENT_LEN

TLS maximum message content length

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Maximum TLS message length (in bytes) supported by mbedTLS.

16384 is the default and this value is required to comply fully with TLS standards.

However you can set a lower value in order to save RAM. This is safe if the other end of the connection supports Maximum Fragment Length Negotiation Extension (max_fragment_length, see RFC6066) or you know for certain that it will never send a message longer than a certain number of bytes.

If the value is set too low, symptoms are a failed TLS handshake or a return value of MBEDTLS_ERR_SSL_INVALID_RECORD (-0x7200).

MBEDTLS_DEBUG

Enable mbedTLS debugging

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable mbedTLS debugging functions at compile time.

If this option is enabled, you can include
“mbedtls/esp_debug.h” and call mbedtls_esp_enable_debug_log() at runtime in order to enable mbedTLS debug output via the ESP log mechanism.

MBEDTLS_HARDWARE_AES

Enable hardware AES acceleration

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable hardware accelerated AES encryption & decryption.

Note that if the ESP32 CPU is running at 240MHz, hardware AES does not offer any speed boost over software AES.

MBEDTLS_HARDWARE_MPI

Enable hardware MPI (bignum) acceleration

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable hardware accelerated multiple precision integer operations.

Hardware accelerated multiplication, modulo multiplication, and modular exponentiation for up to 4096 bit results.

These operations are used by RSA.

MBEDTLS_MPI_USE_INTERRUPT

Use interrupt for MPI operations

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Use an interrupt to coordinate MPI operations.

This allows other code to run on the CPU while an MPI operation is pending. Otherwise the CPU busy-waits.

MBEDTLS_HARDWARE_SHA

Enable hardware SHA acceleration

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable hardware accelerated SHA1, SHA256, SHA384 & SHA512 in mbedTLS.

Due to a hardware limitation, hardware acceleration is only guaranteed if SHA digests are calculated one at a time. If more than one SHA digest is calculated at the same time, one will be calculated fully in hardware and the rest will be calculated (at least partially calculated) in software. This happens automatically.

SHA hardware acceleration is faster than software in some situations but slower in others. You should benchmark to find the best setting for you.

MBEDTLS_HAVE_TIME

Enable mbedtls time

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

System has time.h and time(). The time does not need to be correct, only time differences are used,

MBEDTLS_HAVE_TIME_DATE

Enable mbedtls time data

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

System has time.h and time(), gmtime() and the clock is correct. The time needs to be correct (not necesarily very accurate, but at least the date should be correct). This is used to verify the validity period of X.509 certificates.

It is suggested that you should get the real time by “SNTP”.

MBEDTLS_TLS_MODE

TLS Protocol Role

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

mbedTLS can be compiled with protocol support for the TLS server, TLS client, or both server and client.

Reducing the number of TLS roles supported saves code size.

Available options:
  • MBEDTLS_TLS_SERVER_AND_CLIENT
  • MBEDTLS_TLS_SERVER_ONLY
  • MBEDTLS_TLS_CLIENT_ONLY
  • MBEDTLS_TLS_DISABLED
TLS Key Exchange Methods

MBEDTLS_PSK_MODES

Enable pre-shared-key ciphersuites

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > TLS Key Exchange Methods

Enable to show configuration for different types of pre-shared-key TLS authentatication methods.

Leaving this options disabled will save code size if they are not used.

MBEDTLS_KEY_EXCHANGE_PSK

Enable PSK based ciphersuite modes

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > TLS Key Exchange Methods

Enable to support symmetric key PSK (pre-shared-key) TLS key exchange modes.

MBEDTLS_KEY_EXCHANGE_DHE_PSK

Enable DHE-PSK based ciphersuite modes

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > TLS Key Exchange Methods

Enable to support Diffie-Hellman PSK (pre-shared-key) TLS authentication modes.

MBEDTLS_KEY_EXCHANGE_ECDHE_PSK

Enable ECDHE-PSK based ciphersuite modes

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > TLS Key Exchange Methods

Enable to support Elliptic-Curve-Diffie-Hellman PSK (pre-shared-key) TLS authentication modes.

MBEDTLS_KEY_EXCHANGE_RSA_PSK

Enable RSA-PSK based ciphersuite modes

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > TLS Key Exchange Methods

Enable to support RSA PSK (pre-shared-key) TLS authentication modes.

MBEDTLS_KEY_EXCHANGE_RSA

Enable RSA-only based ciphersuite modes

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > TLS Key Exchange Methods

Enable to support ciphersuites with prefix TLS-RSA-WITH-

MBEDTLS_KEY_EXCHANGE_DHE_RSA

Enable DHE-RSA based ciphersuite modes

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > TLS Key Exchange Methods

Enable to support ciphersuites with prefix TLS-DHE-RSA-WITH-

MBEDTLS_KEY_EXCHANGE_ELLIPTIC_CURVE

Support Elliptic Curve based ciphersuites

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > TLS Key Exchange Methods

Enable to show Elliptic Curve based ciphersuite mode options.

Disabling all Elliptic Curve ciphersuites saves code size and can give slightly faster TLS handshakes, provided the server supports RSA-only ciphersuite modes.

MBEDTLS_KEY_EXCHANGE_ECDHE_RSA

Enable ECDHE-RSA based ciphersuite modes

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > TLS Key Exchange Methods

Enable to support ciphersuites with prefix TLS-ECDHE-RSA-WITH-

MBEDTLS_KEY_EXCHANGE_ECDHE_ECDSA

Enable ECDHE-ECDSA based ciphersuite modes

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > TLS Key Exchange Methods

Enable to support ciphersuites with prefix TLS-ECDHE-RSA-WITH-

MBEDTLS_KEY_EXCHANGE_ECDH_ECDSA

Enable ECDH-ECDSA based ciphersuite modes

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > TLS Key Exchange Methods

Enable to support ciphersuites with prefix TLS-ECDHE-RSA-WITH-

MBEDTLS_KEY_EXCHANGE_ECDH_RSA

Enable ECDH-RSA based ciphersuite modes

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > TLS Key Exchange Methods

Enable to support ciphersuites with prefix TLS-ECDHE-RSA-WITH-

MBEDTLS_SSL_RENEGOTIATION

Support TLS renegotiation

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

The two main uses of renegotiation are (1) refresh keys on long-lived connections and (2) client authentication after the initial handshake. If you don’t need renegotiation, disabling it will save code size and reduce the possibility of abuse/vulnerability.

MBEDTLS_SSL_PROTO_SSL3

Legacy SSL 3.0 support

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Support the legacy SSL 3.0 protocol. Most servers will speak a newer TLS protocol these days.

MBEDTLS_SSL_PROTO_TLS1

Support TLS 1.0 protocol

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

MBEDTLS_SSL_PROTO_TLS1_1

Support TLS 1.1 protocol

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

MBEDTLS_SSL_PROTO_TLS1_2

Support TLS 1.2 protocol

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

MBEDTLS_SSL_PROTO_DTLS

Support DTLS protocol (all versions)

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Requires TLS 1.1 to be enabled for DTLS 1.0 Requires TLS 1.2 to be enabled for DTLS 1.2

MBEDTLS_SSL_ALPN

Support ALPN (Application Layer Protocol Negotiation)

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Disabling this option will save some code size if it is not needed.

MBEDTLS_SSL_SESSION_TICKETS

TLS: Support RFC 5077 SSL session tickets

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Support RFC 5077 session tickets. See mbedTLS documentation for more details.

Disabling this option will save some code size.

Symmetric Ciphers

MBEDTLS_AES_C

AES block cipher

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > Symmetric Ciphers

MBEDTLS_CAMELLIA_C

Camellia block cipher

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > Symmetric Ciphers

MBEDTLS_DES_C

DES block cipher (legacy, insecure)

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > Symmetric Ciphers

Enables the DES block cipher to support 3DES-based TLS ciphersuites.

3DES is vulnerable to the Sweet32 attack and should only be enabled if absolutely necessary.

MBEDTLS_RC4_MODE

RC4 Stream Cipher (legacy, insecure)

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > Symmetric Ciphers

ARCFOUR (RC4) stream cipher can be disabled entirely, enabled but not added to default ciphersuites, or enabled completely.

Please consider the security implications before enabling RC4.

Available options:
  • MBEDTLS_RC4_DISABLED
  • MBEDTLS_RC4_ENABLED_NO_DEFAULT
  • MBEDTLS_RC4_ENABLED

MBEDTLS_BLOWFISH_C

Blowfish block cipher (read help)

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > Symmetric Ciphers

Enables the Blowfish block cipher (not used for TLS sessions.)

The Blowfish cipher is not used for mbedTLS TLS sessions but can be used for other purposes. Read up on the limitations of Blowfish (including Sweet32) before enabling.

MBEDTLS_XTEA_C

XTEA block cipher

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > Symmetric Ciphers

Enables the XTEA block cipher.

MBEDTLS_CCM_C

CCM (Counter with CBC-MAC) block cipher modes

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > Symmetric Ciphers

Enable Counter with CBC-MAC (CCM) modes for AES and/or Camellia ciphers.

Disabling this option saves some code size.

MBEDTLS_GCM_C

GCM (Galois/Counter) block cipher modes

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > Symmetric Ciphers

Enable Galois/Counter Mode for AES and/or Camellia ciphers.

This option is generally faster than CCM.

MBEDTLS_RIPEMD160_C

Enable RIPEMD-160 hash algorithm

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable the RIPEMD-160 hash algorithm.

Certificates

MBEDTLS_PEM_PARSE_C

Read & Parse PEM formatted certificates

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > Certificates

Enable decoding/parsing of PEM formatted certificates.

If your certificates are all in the simpler DER format, disabling this option will save some code size.

MBEDTLS_PEM_WRITE_C

Write PEM formatted certificates

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > Certificates

Enable writing of PEM formatted certificates.

If writing certificate data only in DER format, disabling this option will save some code size.

MBEDTLS_X509_CRL_PARSE_C

X.509 CRL parsing

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > Certificates

Support for parsing X.509 Certifificate Revocation Lists.

MBEDTLS_X509_CSR_PARSE_C

X.509 CSR parsing

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS > Certificates

Support for parsing X.509 Certifificate Signing Requests

MBEDTLS_ECP_C

Elliptic Curve Ciphers

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

MBEDTLS_ECDH_C

Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH)

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable ECDH. Needed to use ECDHE-xxx TLS ciphersuites.

MBEDTLS_ECDSA_C

Elliptic Curve DSA

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable ECDSA. Needed to use ECDSA-xxx TLS ciphersuites.

MBEDTLS_ECP_DP_SECP192R1_ENABLED

Enable SECP192R1 curve

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable support for SECP192R1 Elliptic Curve.

MBEDTLS_ECP_DP_SECP224R1_ENABLED

Enable SECP224R1 curve

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable support for SECP224R1 Elliptic Curve.

MBEDTLS_ECP_DP_SECP256R1_ENABLED

Enable SECP256R1 curve

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable support for SECP256R1 Elliptic Curve.

MBEDTLS_ECP_DP_SECP384R1_ENABLED

Enable SECP384R1 curve

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable support for SECP384R1 Elliptic Curve.

MBEDTLS_ECP_DP_SECP521R1_ENABLED

Enable SECP521R1 curve

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable support for SECP521R1 Elliptic Curve.

MBEDTLS_ECP_DP_SECP192K1_ENABLED

Enable SECP192K1 curve

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable support for SECP192K1 Elliptic Curve.

MBEDTLS_ECP_DP_SECP224K1_ENABLED

Enable SECP224K1 curve

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable support for SECP224K1 Elliptic Curve.

MBEDTLS_ECP_DP_SECP256K1_ENABLED

Enable SECP256K1 curve

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable support for SECP256K1 Elliptic Curve.

MBEDTLS_ECP_DP_BP256R1_ENABLED

Enable BP256R1 curve

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

support for DP Elliptic Curve.

MBEDTLS_ECP_DP_BP384R1_ENABLED

Enable BP384R1 curve

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

support for DP Elliptic Curve.

MBEDTLS_ECP_DP_BP512R1_ENABLED

Enable BP512R1 curve

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

support for DP Elliptic Curve.

MBEDTLS_ECP_DP_CURVE25519_ENABLED

Enable CURVE25519 curve

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

Enable support for CURVE25519 Elliptic Curve.

MBEDTLS_ECP_NIST_OPTIM

NIST ‘modulo p’ optimisations

Found in: Component config > mbedTLS

NIST ‘modulo p’ optimisations increase Elliptic Curve operation performance.

Disabling this option saves some code size.

Bluetooth

BT_ENABLED

Bluetooth

Found in: Component config > Bluetooth

Select this option to enable Bluetooth and show the submenu with Bluetooth configuration choices.

BTDM_CONTROLLER_PINNED_TO_CORE_CHOICE

The cpu core which bluetooth controller run

Found in: Component config > Bluetooth

Specify the cpu core to run bluetooth controller. Can not specify no-affinity.

Available options:
  • BTDM_CONTROLLER_PINNED_TO_CORE_0
  • BTDM_CONTROLLER_PINNED_TO_CORE_1

BTDM_CONTROLLER_HCI_MODE_CHOICE

HCI mode

Found in: Component config > Bluetooth

Speicify HCI mode as VHCI or UART(H4)

Available options:
  • BTDM_CONTROLLER_HCI_MODE_VHCI
  • BTDM_CONTROLLER_HCI_MODE_UART_H4
HCI UART(H4) Options

BT_HCI_UART_NO

UART Number for HCI

Found in: Component config > Bluetooth > HCI UART(H4) Options

Uart number for HCI. The available uart is UART1 and UART2.

BT_HCI_UART_BAUDRATE

UART Baudrate for HCI

Found in: Component config > Bluetooth > HCI UART(H4) Options

UART Baudrate for HCI. Please use standard baudrate.

BLUEDROID_ENABLED

Bluedroid Enable

Found in: Component config > Bluetooth

This enables the default Bluedroid Bluetooth stack

BLUEDROID_PINNED_TO_CORE_CHOICE

The cpu core which Bluedroid run

Found in: Component config > Bluetooth

Which the cpu core to run Bluedroid. Can choose core0 and core1. Can not specify no-affinity.

Available options:
  • BLUEDROID_PINNED_TO_CORE_0
  • BLUEDROID_PINNED_TO_CORE_1

BTC_TASK_STACK_SIZE

Bluetooth event (callback to application) task stack size

Found in: Component config > Bluetooth

This select btc task stack size

BLUEDROID_MEM_DEBUG

Bluedroid memory debug

Found in: Component config > Bluetooth

Bluedroid memory debug

CLASSIC_BT_ENABLED

Classic Bluetooth

Found in: Component config > Bluetooth

For now this option needs “SMP_ENABLE” to be set to yes

GATTS_ENABLE

Include GATT server module(GATTS)

Found in: Component config > Bluetooth

This option can be disabled when the app work only on gatt client mode

GATTC_ENABLE

Include GATT client module(GATTC)

Found in: Component config > Bluetooth

This option can be close when the app work only on gatt server mode

BLE_SMP_ENABLE

Include BLE security module(SMP)

Found in: Component config > Bluetooth

This option can be close when the app not used the ble security connect.

BT_STACK_NO_LOG

Close the bluedroid bt stack log print

Found in: Component config > Bluetooth

This select can save the rodata code size

BT_ACL_CONNECTIONS

BT/BLE MAX ACL CONNECTIONS(1~7)

Found in: Component config > Bluetooth

Maximum BT/BLE connection count

Partition Table

PARTITION_TABLE_TYPE

Partition Table

Found in: Partition Table

The partition table to flash to the ESP32. The partition table determines where apps, data and other resources are expected to be found.

The predefined partition table CSV descriptions can be found in the components/partition_table directory. Otherwise it’s possible to create a new custom partition CSV for your application.

Available options:
  • PARTITION_TABLE_SINGLE_APP
  • PARTITION_TABLE_TWO_OTA
  • PARTITION_TABLE_CUSTOM

PARTITION_TABLE_CUSTOM_FILENAME

Custom partition CSV file

Found in: Partition Table

Name of the custom partition CSV filename. This path is evaluated relative to the project root directory.

PARTITION_TABLE_CUSTOM_APP_BIN_OFFSET

Factory app partition offset

Found in: Partition Table

If using a custom partition table, specify the offset in the flash where ‘make flash’ should write the built app.

PARTITION_TABLE_CUSTOM_PHY_DATA_OFFSET

PHY data partition offset

Found in: Partition Table

If using a custom partition table, specify the offset in the flash where ‘make flash’ should write the initial PHY data file.

OpenSSL

OPENSSL_DEBUG

Enable OpenSSL debugging

Found in: Component config > OpenSSL

Enable OpenSSL debugging function.

If the option is enabled, “SSL_DEBUG” works.

OPENSSL_DEBUG_LEVEL

OpenSSL debugging level

Found in: Component config > OpenSSL

OpenSSL debugging level.

Only function whose debugging level is higher than “OPENSSL_DEBUG_LEVEL” works.

For example:
If OPENSSL_DEBUG_LEVEL = 2, you use function “SSL_DEBUG(1, “malloc failed”)”. Because 1 < 2, it will not print.

OPENSSL_LOWLEVEL_DEBUG

Enable OpenSSL low-level module debugging

Found in: Component config > OpenSSL

If the option is enabled, low-level module debugging function of OpenSSL is enabled, e.g. mbedtls internal debugging function.

OPENSSL_ASSERT

Select OpenSSL assert function

Found in: Component config > OpenSSL

OpenSSL function needs “assert” function to check if input parameters are valid.

If you want to use assert debugging function, “OPENSSL_DEBUG” should be enabled.

Available options:
  • OPENSSL_ASSERT_DO_NOTHING
  • OPENSSL_ASSERT_EXIT
  • OPENSSL_ASSERT_DEBUG
  • OPENSSL_ASSERT_DEBUG_EXIT
  • OPENSSL_ASSERT_DEBUG_BLOCK

SPIFFS Configuration

SPIFFS_MAX_PARTITIONS

Maximum Number of Partitions

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration

Define maximum number of partitions that can be mounted.

SPIFFS Cache Configuration

SPIFFS_CACHE

Enable SPIFFS Cache

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration > SPIFFS Cache Configuration

Enables/disable memory read caching of nucleus file system operations.

SPIFFS_CACHE_WR

Enable SPIFFS Write Caching

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration > SPIFFS Cache Configuration

Enables memory write caching for file descriptors in hydrogen.

SPIFFS_CACHE_STATS

Enable SPIFFS Cache Statistics

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration > SPIFFS Cache Configuration

Enable/disable statistics on caching. Debug/test purpose only.

SPIFFS_PAGE_CHECK

Enable SPIFFS Page Check

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration

Always check header of each accessed page to ensure consistent state. If enabled it will increase number of reads, will increase flash.

SPIFFS_GC_MAX_RUNS

Set Maximum GC Runs

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration

Define maximum number of gc runs to perform to reach desired free pages.

SPIFFS_GC_STATS

Enable SPIFFS GC Statistics

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration

Enable/disable statistics on gc. Debug/test purpose only.

SPIFFS_OBJ_NAME_LEN

Set SPIFFS Maximum Name Length

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration

Object name maximum length. Note that this length include the zero-termination character, meaning maximum string of characters can at most be SPIFFS_OBJ_NAME_LEN - 1.

SPIFFS_USE_MAGIC

Enable SPIFFS Filesystem Magic

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration

Enable this to have an identifiable spiffs filesystem. This will look for a magic in all sectors to determine if this is a valid spiffs system or not on mount point.

SPIFFS_USE_MAGIC_LENGTH

Enable SPIFFS Filesystem Length Magic

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration

If this option is enabled, the magic will also be dependent on the length of the filesystem. For example, a filesystem configured and formatted for 4 megabytes will not be accepted for mounting with a configuration defining the filesystem as 2 megabytes.

SPIFFS_META_LENGTH

Size of per-file metadata field

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration

This option sets the number of extra bytes stored in the file header. These bytes can be used in an application-specific manner. Set this to at least 4 bytes to enable support for saving file modification time.

SPIFFS_USE_MTIME

Save file modification time

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration

If enabled, then the first 4 bytes of per-file metadata will be used to store file modification time (mtime), accessible through stat/fstat functions. Modification time is updated when the file is opened.

Debug Configuration

SPIFFS_DBG

Enable general SPIFFS debug

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration > Debug Configuration

Enabling this option will print general debug mesages to the console

SPIFFS_API_DBG

Enable SPIFFS API debug

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration > Debug Configuration

Enabling this option will print API debug mesages to the console

SPIFFS_GC_DBG

Enable SPIFFS Garbage Cleaner debug

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration > Debug Configuration

Enabling this option will print GC debug mesages to the console

SPIFFS_CACHE_DBG

Enable SPIFFS Cache debug

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration > Debug Configuration

Enabling this option will print Cache debug mesages to the console

SPIFFS_CHECK_DBG

Enable SPIFFS Filesystem Check debug

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration > Debug Configuration

Enabling this option will print Filesystem Check debug mesages to the console

SPIFFS_TEST_VISUALISATION

Enable SPIFFS Filesystem Visualization

Found in: Component config > SPIFFS Configuration > Debug Configuration

Enable this option to enable SPIFFS_vis function in the api.

Bootloader config

LOG_BOOTLOADER_LEVEL

Bootloader log verbosity

Found in: Bootloader config

Specify how much output to see in bootloader logs.

Available options:
  • LOG_BOOTLOADER_LEVEL_NONE
  • LOG_BOOTLOADER_LEVEL_ERROR
  • LOG_BOOTLOADER_LEVEL_WARN
  • LOG_BOOTLOADER_LEVEL_INFO
  • LOG_BOOTLOADER_LEVEL_DEBUG
  • LOG_BOOTLOADER_LEVEL_VERBOSE

BOOTLOADER_SPI_WP_PIN

SPI Flash WP Pin when customising pins via efuse (read help)

Found in: Bootloader config

This value is ignored unless flash mode is set to QIO or QOUT and the SPI flash pins have been overriden by setting the efuses SPI_PAD_CONFIG_xxx.

When this is the case, the Efuse config only defines 3 of the 4 Quad I/O data pins. The WP pin (aka ESP32 pin “SD_DATA_3” or SPI flash pin “IO2”) is not specified in Efuse. That pin number is compiled into the bootloader instead.

The default value (GPIO 7) is correct for WP pin on ESP32-D2WD integrated flash.

BOOTLOADER_VDDSDIO_BOOST

Increase VDDSDIO 1.8V LDO voltage to 1.9V

Found in: Bootloader config

If this option is enabled, and VDDSDIO LDO is set to 1.8V (using EFUSE or MTDI bootstrapping pin), bootloader will change LDO settings to output 1.9V instead. This helps prevent flash chip from browning out during flash programming operations.

This option has no effect if VDDSDIO is set to 3.3V, or if the internal VDDSDIO regulator is disabled via efuse.

Security features

SECURE_BOOT_ENABLED

Enable secure boot in bootloader (READ DOCS FIRST)

Found in: Security features

Build a bootloader which enables secure boot on first boot.

Once enabled, secure boot will not boot a modified bootloader. The bootloader will only load a partition table or boot an app if the data has a verified digital signature. There are implications for reflashing updated apps once secure boot is enabled.

When enabling secure boot, JTAG and ROM BASIC Interpreter are permanently disabled by default.

Refer to https://esp-idf.readthedocs.io/en/latest/security/secure-boot.html before enabling.

SECURE_BOOTLOADER_MODE

Secure bootloader mode

Found in: Security features

Available options:
  • SECURE_BOOTLOADER_ONE_TIME_FLASH
  • SECURE_BOOTLOADER_REFLASHABLE

SECURE_BOOT_BUILD_SIGNED_BINARIES

Sign binaries during build

Found in: Security features

Once secure boot is enabled, bootloader will only boot if partition table and app image are signed.

If enabled, these binary files are signed as part of the build process. The file named in “Secure boot private signing key” will be used to sign the image.

If disabled, unsigned app/partition data will be built. They must be signed manually using espsecure.py (for example, on a remote signing server.)

SECURE_BOOT_SIGNING_KEY

Secure boot private signing key

Found in: Security features

Path to the key file used to sign partition tables and app images for secure boot. Once secure boot is enabled, bootloader will only boot if partition table and app image are signed.

Key file is an ECDSA private key (NIST256p curve) in PEM format.

Path is evaluated relative to the project directory.

You can generate a new signing key by running the following command: espsecure.py generate_signing_key secure_boot_signing_key.pem

See docs/security/secure-boot.rst for details.

SECURE_BOOT_VERIFICATION_KEY

Secure boot public signature verification key

Found in: Security features

Path to a public key file used to verify signed images. This key is compiled into the bootloader, and may also be used to verify signatures on OTA images after download.

Key file is in raw binary format, and can be extracted from a PEM formatted private key using the espsecure.py extract_public_key command.

Refer to https://esp-idf.readthedocs.io/en/latest/security/secure-boot.html before enabling.

SECURE_BOOT_INSECURE

Allow potentially insecure options

Found in: Security features

You can disable some of the default protections offered by secure boot, in order to enable testing or a custom combination of security features.

Only enable these options if you are very sure.

Refer to https://esp-idf.readthedocs.io/en/latest/security/secure-boot.html before enabling.

FLASH_ENCRYPTION_ENABLED

Enable flash encryption on boot (READ DOCS FIRST)

Found in: Security features

If this option is set, flash contents will be encrypted by the bootloader on first boot.

Note: After first boot, the system will be permanently encrypted. Re-flashing an encrypted system is complicated and not always possible.

Read https://esp-idf.readthedocs.io/en/latest/security/flash-encryption.html before enabling.

FLASH_ENCRYPTION_INSECURE

Allow potentially insecure options

Found in: Security features

You can disable some of the default protections offered by flash encryption, in order to enable testing or a custom combination of security features.

Only enable these options if you are very sure.

Refer to docs/security/secure-boot.rst and docs/security/flash-encryption.rst for details.

Potentially insecure options

SECURE_BOOT_ALLOW_ROM_BASIC

Leave ROM BASIC Interpreter available on reset

Found in: Security features > Potentially insecure options

By default, the BASIC ROM Console starts on reset if no valid bootloader is read from the flash.

When either flash encryption or secure boot are enabled, the default is to disable this BASIC fallback mode permanently via efuse.

If this option is set, this efuse is not burned and the BASIC ROM Console may remain accessible. Only set this option in testing environments.

SECURE_BOOT_ALLOW_JTAG

Allow JTAG Debugging

Found in: Security features > Potentially insecure options

If not set (default), the bootloader will permanently disable JTAG (across entire chip) on first boot when either secure boot or flash encryption is enabled.

Setting this option leaves JTAG on for debugging, which negates all protections of flash encryption and some of the protections of secure boot.

Only set this option in testing environments.

FLASH_ENCRYPTION_UART_BOOTLOADER_ALLOW_ENCRYPT

Leave UART bootloader encryption enabled

Found in: Security features > Potentially insecure options

If not set (default), the bootloader will permanently disable UART bootloader encryption access on first boot. If set, the UART bootloader will still be able to access hardware encryption.

It is recommended to only set this option in testing environments.

FLASH_ENCRYPTION_UART_BOOTLOADER_ALLOW_DECRYPT

Leave UART bootloader decryption enabled

Found in: Security features > Potentially insecure options

If not set (default), the bootloader will permanently disable UART bootloader decryption access on first boot. If set, the UART bootloader will still be able to access hardware decryption.

Only set this option in testing environments. Setting this option allows complete bypass of flash encryption.

FLASH_ENCRYPTION_UART_BOOTLOADER_ALLOW_CACHE

Leave UART bootloader flash cache enabled

Found in: Security features > Potentially insecure options

If not set (default), the bootloader will permanently disable UART bootloader flash cache access on first boot. If set, the UART bootloader will still be able to access the flash cache.

Only set this option in testing environments.

SECURE_BOOT_TEST_MODE

Secure boot test mode: don’t permanently set any efuses

Found in: Security features > Potentially insecure options

If this option is set, all permanent secure boot changes (via Efuse) are disabled.

Log output will state changes which would be applied, but they will not be.

This option is for testing purposes only - it completely disables secure boot protection.

FAT Filesystem support

FATFS_CHOOSE_CODEPAGE

OEM Code Page

Found in: Component config > FAT Filesystem support

OEM code page used for file name encodings.

If “Dynamic” is selected, code page can be chosen at runtime using f_setcp function. Note that choosing this option will increase application size by ~480kB.

Available options:
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_DYNAMIC
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_437
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_720
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_737
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_771
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_775
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_850
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_852
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_855
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_857
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_860
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_861
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_862
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_863
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_864
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_865
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_866
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_869
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_932
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_936
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_949
  • FATFS_CODEPAGE_950

FATFS_LONG_FILENAMES

Long filename support

Found in: Component config > FAT Filesystem support

Support long filenames in FAT. Long filename data increases memory usage. FATFS can be configured to store the buffer for long filename data in stack or heap.

Available options:
  • FATFS_LFN_NONE
  • FATFS_LFN_HEAP
  • FATFS_LFN_STACK

FATFS_MAX_LFN

Max long filename length

Found in: Component config > FAT Filesystem support

Maximum long filename length. Can be reduced to save RAM.

FATFS_FS_LOCK

Number of simultaneously open files protected by lock function

Found in: Component config > FAT Filesystem support

This option sets the FATFS configuration value _FS_LOCK. The option _FS_LOCK switches file lock function to control duplicated file open and illegal operation to open objects.

  • 0: Disable file lock function. To avoid volume corruption, application
    should avoid illegal open, remove and rename to the open objects.
  • >0: Enable file lock function. The value defines how many files/sub-directories
    can be opened simultaneously under file lock control.

Note that the file lock control is independent of re-entrancy.

FATFS_TIMEOUT_MS

Timeout for acquiring a file lock, ms

Found in: Component config > FAT Filesystem support

This option sets FATFS configuration value _FS_TIMEOUT, scaled to milliseconds. Sets the number of milliseconds FATFS will wait to acquire a mutex when operating on an open file. For example, if one task is performing a lenghty operation, another task will wait for the first task to release the lock, and time out after amount of time set by this option.

FATFS_PER_FILE_CACHE

Use separate cache for each file

Found in: Component config > FAT Filesystem support

This option affects FATFS configuration value _FS_TINY.

If this option is set, _FS_TINY is 0, and each open file has its own cache, size of the cache is equal to the _MAX_SS variable (512 or 4096 bytes). This option uses more RAM if more than 1 file is open, but needs less reads and writes to the storage for some operations.

If this option is not set, _FS_TINY is 1, and single cache is used for all open files, size is also equal to _MAX_SS variable. This reduces the amount of heap used when multiple files are open, but increases the number of read and write operations which FATFS needs to make.

ESP32-specific

ESP32_DEFAULT_CPU_FREQ_MHZ

CPU frequency

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

CPU frequency to be set on application startup.

Available options:
  • ESP32_DEFAULT_CPU_FREQ_80
  • ESP32_DEFAULT_CPU_FREQ_160
  • ESP32_DEFAULT_CPU_FREQ_240

MEMMAP_SMP

Reserve memory for two cores

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

The ESP32 contains two cores. If you plan to only use one, you can disable this item to save some memory. (ToDo: Make this automatically depend on unicore support)

SPIRAM_SUPPORT

Support for external, SPI-connected RAM

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

This enables support for an external SPI RAM chip, connected in parallel with the main SPI flash chip.

SPI RAM config

SPIRAM_BOOT_INIT

Initialize SPI RAM when booting the ESP32

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific > SPI RAM config

If this is enabled, the SPI RAM will be enabled during initial boot. Unless you have specific requirements, you’ll want to leave this enabled so memory allocated during boot-up can also be placed in SPI RAM.

SPIRAM_USE

SPI RAM access method

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific > SPI RAM config

The SPI RAM can be accessed in multiple methods: by just having it available as an unmanaged memory region in the ESP32 memory map, by integrating it in the ESP32s heap as ‘special’ memory needing heap_caps_malloc to allocate, or by fully integrating it making malloc() also able to return SPI RAM pointers.

Available options:
  • SPIRAM_USE_MEMMAP
  • SPIRAM_USE_CAPS_ALLOC
  • SPIRAM_USE_MALLOC

SPIRAM_TYPE

Type of SPI RAM chip in use

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific > SPI RAM config

Available options:
  • SPIRAM_TYPE_ESPPSRAM32

SPIRAM_SPEED

Set RAM clock speed

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific > SPI RAM config

Select the speed for the SPI RAM chip. If SPI RAM is enabled, we only support three combinations of SPI speed mode we supported now:

  1. Flash SPI running at 40Mhz and RAM SPI running at 40Mhz

  2. Flash SPI running at 80Mhz and RAM SPI running at 40Mhz

  3. Flash SPI running at 80Mhz and RAM SPI running at 80Mhz

    Note: If the third mode(80Mhz+80Mhz) is enabled, the VSPI port will be occupied by the system.

    Application code should never touch VSPI hardware in this case. The option to select 80MHz will only be visible if the flash SPI speed is also 80MHz. (ESPTOOLPY_FLASHFREQ_80M is true)

Available options:
  • SPIRAM_SPEED_40M
  • SPIRAM_SPEED_80M

SPIRAM_MEMTEST

Run memory test on SPI RAM initialization

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific > SPI RAM config

Runs a rudimentary memory test on initialization. Aborts when memory test fails. Disable this for slightly faster startop.

SPIRAM_CACHE_WORKAROUND

Enable workaround for bug in SPI RAM cache for Rev1 ESP32s

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific > SPI RAM config

Revision 1 of the ESP32 has a bug that can cause a write to PSRAM not to take place in some situations when the cache line needs to be fetched from external RAM and an interrupt occurs. This enables a fix in the compiler that makes sure the specific code that is vulnerable to this will not be emitted.

This will also not use any bits of newlib that are located in ROM, opting for a version that is compiled with the workaround and located in flash instead.

SPIRAM_MALLOC_ALWAYSINTERNAL

Maximum malloc() size, in bytes, to always put in internal memory

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific > SPI RAM config

If malloc() is capable of also allocating SPI-connected ram, its allocation strategy will prefer to allocate chunks less than this size in internal memory, while allocations larger than this will be done from external RAM. If allocation from the preferred region fails, an attempt is made to allocate from the non-preferred region instead, so malloc() will not suddenly fail when either internal or external memory is full.

WIFI_LWIP_ALLOCATION_FROM_SPIRAM_FIRST

Try to allocate memories of WiFi and LWIP in SPIRAM firstly. If failed, allocate internal memory

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific > SPI RAM config

Try to allocate memories of WiFi and LWIP in SPIRAM firstly. If failed, try to allocate internal memory then.

SPIRAM_MALLOC_RESERVE_INTERNAL

Reserve this amount of bytes for data that specifically needs to be in DMA or internal memory

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific > SPI RAM config

Because the external/internal RAM allocation strategy is not always perfect, it sometimes may happen that the internal memory is entirely filled up. This causes allocations that are specifically done in internal memory, for example the stack for new tasks or memory to service DMA or have memory that’s also available when SPI cache is down, to fail. This option reserves a pool specifically for requests like that; the memory in this pool is not given out when a normal malloc() is called.

Set this to 0 to disable this feature.

Note that because FreeRTOS stacks are forced to internal memory, they will also use this memory pool; be sure to keep this in mind when adjusting this value.

SPIRAM_ALLOW_STACK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY

Allow external memory as an argument to xTaskCreateStatic

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific > SPI RAM config

Because some bits of the ESP32 code environment cannot be recompiled with the cache workaround, normally tasks cannot be safely run with their stack residing in external memory; for this reason xTaskCreate and friends always allocate stack in internal memory and xTaskCreateStatic will check if the memory passed to it is in internal memory. If you have a task that needs a large amount of stack and does not call on ROM code in any way (no direct calls, but also no Bluetooth/WiFi), you can try to disable this and use xTaskCreateStatic to create the tasks stack in external memory.

ESP32_TRAX

Use TRAX tracing feature

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

The ESP32 contains a feature which allows you to trace the execution path the processor has taken through the program. This is stored in a chunk of 32K (16K for single-processor) of memory that can’t be used for general purposes anymore. Disable this if you do not know what this is.

ESP32_TRAX_TWOBANKS

Reserve memory for tracing both pro as well as app cpu execution

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

The ESP32 contains a feature which allows you to trace the execution path the processor has taken through the program. This is stored in a chunk of 32K (16K for single-processor) of memory that can’t be used for general purposes anymore. Disable this if you do not know what this is.

ESP32_COREDUMP_TO_FLASH_OR_UART

Core dump destination

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Select place to store core dump: flash, uart or none (to disable core dumps generation).

If core dump is configured to be stored in flash and custom partition table is used add corresponding entry to your CSV. For examples, please see predefined partition table CSV descriptions in the components/partition_table directory.

Available options:
  • ESP32_ENABLE_COREDUMP_TO_FLASH
  • ESP32_ENABLE_COREDUMP_TO_UART
  • ESP32_ENABLE_COREDUMP_TO_NONE

ESP32_CORE_DUMP_UART_DELAY

Core dump print to UART delay

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Config delay (in ms) before printing core dump to UART. Delay can be interrupted by pressing Enter key.

ESP32_CORE_DUMP_LOG_LEVEL

Core dump module logging level

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Config core dump module logging level (0-5).

NUMBER_OF_UNIVERSAL_MAC_ADDRESS

Number of universally administered (by IEEE) MAC address

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Configure the number of universally administered (by IEEE) MAC addresses. During initialisation, MAC addresses for each network interface are generated or derived from a single base MAC address. If the number of universal MAC addresses is four, all four interfaces (WiFi station, WiFi softap, Bluetooth and Ethernet) receive a universally administered MAC address. These are generated sequentially by adding 0, 1, 2 and 3 (respectively) to the final octet of the base MAC address. If the number of universal MAC addresses is two, only two interfaces (WiFi station and Bluetooth) receive a universally administered MAC address. These are generated sequentially by adding 0 and 1 (respectively) to the base MAC address. The remaining two interfaces (WiFi softap and Ethernet) receive local MAC addresses. These are derived from the universal WiFi station and Bluetooth MAC addresses, respectively. When using the default (Espressif-assigned) base MAC address, either setting can be used. When using a custom universal MAC address range, the correct setting will depend on the allocation of MAC addresses in this range (either 2 or 4 per device.)

Available options:
  • TWO_UNIVERSAL_MAC_ADDRESS
  • FOUR_UNIVERSAL_MAC_ADDRESS

SYSTEM_EVENT_QUEUE_SIZE

System event queue size

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Config system event queue size in different application.

SYSTEM_EVENT_TASK_STACK_SIZE

Event loop task stack size

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Config system event task stack size in different application.

MAIN_TASK_STACK_SIZE

Main task stack size

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Configure the “main task” stack size. This is the stack of the task which calls app_main(). If app_main() returns then this task is deleted and its stack memory is freed.

IPC_TASK_STACK_SIZE

Inter-Processor Call (IPC) task stack size

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Configure the IPC tasks stack size. One IPC task runs on each core (in dual core mode), and allows for cross-core function calls.

See IPC documentation for more details.

The default stack size should be enough for most common use cases. It can be shrunk if you are sure that you do not use any custom IPC functionality.

TIMER_TASK_STACK_SIZE

High-resolution timer task stack size

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Configure the stack size of esp_timer/ets_timer task. This task is used to dispatch callbacks of timers created using ets_timer and esp_timer APIs. If you are seing stack overflow errors in timer task, increase this value.

Note that this is not the same as FreeRTOS timer task. To configure FreeRTOS timer task size, see “FreeRTOS timer task stack size” option in “FreeRTOS” menu.

NEWLIB_STDOUT_LINE_ENDING

Line ending for UART output

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

This option allows configuring the desired line endings sent to UART when a newline (‘n’, LF) appears on stdout. Three options are possible:

CRLF: whenever LF is encountered, prepend it with CR

LF: no modification is applied, stdout is sent as is

CR: each occurence of LF is replaced with CR

This option doesn’t affect behavior of the UART driver (drivers/uart.h).

Available options:
  • NEWLIB_STDOUT_LINE_ENDING_CRLF
  • NEWLIB_STDOUT_LINE_ENDING_LF
  • NEWLIB_STDOUT_LINE_ENDING_CR

NEWLIB_STDIN_LINE_ENDING

Line ending for UART input

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

This option allows configuring which input sequence on UART produces a newline (‘n’, LF) on stdin. Three options are possible:

CRLF: CRLF is converted to LF

LF: no modification is applied, input is sent to stdin as is

CR: each occurence of CR is replaced with LF

This option doesn’t affect behavior of the UART driver (drivers/uart.h).

Available options:
  • NEWLIB_STDIN_LINE_ENDING_CRLF
  • NEWLIB_STDIN_LINE_ENDING_LF
  • NEWLIB_STDIN_LINE_ENDING_CR

NEWLIB_NANO_FORMAT

Enable ‘nano’ formatting options for printf/scanf family

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

ESP32 ROM contains parts of newlib C library, including printf/scanf family of functions. These functions have been compiled with so-called “nano” formatting option. This option doesn’t support 64-bit integer formats and C99 features, such as positional arguments.

For more details about “nano” formatting option, please see newlib readme file, search for ‘–enable-newlib-nano-formatted-io’: https://sourceware.org/newlib/README

If this option is enabled, build system will use functions available in ROM, reducing the application binary size. Functions available in ROM run faster than functions which run from flash. Functions available in ROM can also run when flash instruction cache is disabled.

If you need 64-bit integer formatting support or C99 features, keep this option disabled.

CONSOLE_UART

UART for console output

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Select whether to use UART for console output (through stdout and stderr).

  • Default is to use UART0 on pins GPIO1(TX) and GPIO3(RX).
  • If “Custom” is selected, UART0 or UART1 can be chosen, and any pins can be selected.
  • If “None” is selected, there will be no console output on any UART, except for initial output from ROM bootloader. This output can be further suppressed by bootstrapping GPIO13 pin to low logic level.
Available options:
  • CONSOLE_UART_DEFAULT
  • CONSOLE_UART_CUSTOM
  • CONSOLE_UART_NONE

CONSOLE_UART_NUM

UART peripheral to use for console output (0-1)

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Due of a ROM bug, UART2 is not supported for console output via ets_printf.

Available options:
  • CONSOLE_UART_CUSTOM_NUM_0
  • CONSOLE_UART_CUSTOM_NUM_1

CONSOLE_UART_TX_GPIO

UART TX on GPIO#

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

CONSOLE_UART_RX_GPIO

UART RX on GPIO#

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

CONSOLE_UART_BAUDRATE

UART console baud rate

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

ULP_COPROC_ENABLED

Enable Ultra Low Power (ULP) Coprocessor

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Set to ‘y’ if you plan to load a firmware for the coprocessor.

If this option is enabled, further coprocessor configuration will appear in the Components menu.

ULP_COPROC_RESERVE_MEM

RTC slow memory reserved for coprocessor

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Bytes of memory to reserve for ULP coprocessor firmware & data.

Data is reserved at the beginning of RTC slow memory.

ESP32_PANIC

Panic handler behaviour

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

If FreeRTOS detects unexpected behaviour or an unhandled exception, the panic handler is invoked. Configure the panic handlers action here.

Available options:
  • ESP32_PANIC_PRINT_HALT
  • ESP32_PANIC_PRINT_REBOOT
  • ESP32_PANIC_SILENT_REBOOT
  • ESP32_PANIC_GDBSTUB

ESP32_DEBUG_OCDAWARE

Make exception and panic handlers JTAG/OCD aware

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

The FreeRTOS panic and unhandled exception handers can detect a JTAG OCD debugger and instead of panicking, have the debugger stop on the offending instruction.

INT_WDT

Interrupt watchdog

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

This watchdog timer can detect if the FreeRTOS tick interrupt has not been called for a certain time, either because a task turned off interrupts and did not turn them on for a long time, or because an interrupt handler did not return. It will try to invoke the panic handler first and failing that reset the SoC.

INT_WDT_TIMEOUT_MS

Interrupt watchdog timeout (ms)

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

The timeout of the watchdog, in miliseconds. Make this higher than the FreeRTOS tick rate.

INT_WDT_CHECK_CPU1

Also watch CPU1 tick interrupt

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Also detect if interrupts on CPU 1 are disabled for too long.

TASK_WDT

Initialize Task Watchdog Timer on startup

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

The Task Watchdog Timer can be used to make sure individual tasks are still running. Enabling this option will cause the Task Watchdog Timer to be initialized automatically at startup. The Task Watchdog timer can be initialized after startup as well (see Task Watchdog Timer API Reference)

TASK_WDT_PANIC

Invoke panic handler on Task Watchdog timeout

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

If this option is enabled, the Task Watchdog Timer will be configured to trigger the panic handler when it times out. This can also be configured at run time (see Task Watchdog Timer API Reference)

TASK_WDT_TIMEOUT_S

Task Watchdog timeout period (seconds)

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Timeout period configuration for the Task Watchdog Timer in seconds. This is also configurable at run time (see Task Watchdog Timer API Reference)

TASK_WDT_CHECK_IDLE_TASK_CPU0

Watch CPU0 Idle Task

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

If this option is enabled, the Task Watchdog Timer will watch the CPU0 Idle Task. Having the Task Watchdog watch the Idle Task allows for detection of CPU starvation as the Idle Task not being called is usually a symptom of CPU starvation. Starvation of the Idle Task is detrimental as FreeRTOS household tasks depend on the Idle Task getting some runtime every now and then.

TASK_WDT_CHECK_IDLE_TASK_CPU1

Watch CPU1 Idle Task

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

If this option is enabled, the Task Wtachdog Timer will wach the CPU1 Idle Task.

BROWNOUT_DET

Hardware brownout detect & reset

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

The ESP32 has a built-in brownout detector which can detect if the voltage is lower than a specific value. If this happens, it will reset the chip in order to prevent unintended behaviour.

BROWNOUT_DET_LVL_SEL

Brownout voltage level

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

The brownout detector will reset the chip when the supply voltage is approximately below this level. Note that there may be some variation of brownout voltage level between each ESP32 chip.

Available options:
  • BROWNOUT_DET_LVL_SEL_0
  • BROWNOUT_DET_LVL_SEL_1
  • BROWNOUT_DET_LVL_SEL_2
  • BROWNOUT_DET_LVL_SEL_3
  • BROWNOUT_DET_LVL_SEL_4
  • BROWNOUT_DET_LVL_SEL_5
  • BROWNOUT_DET_LVL_SEL_6
  • BROWNOUT_DET_LVL_SEL_7

ESP32_TIME_SYSCALL

Timers used for gettimeofday function

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

This setting defines which hardware timers are used to implement ‘gettimeofday’ and ‘time’ functions in C library.

  • If both high-resolution and RTC timers are used, timekeeping will continue in deep sleep. Time will be reported at 1 microsecond resolution. This is the default, and the recommended option.
  • If only high-resolution timer is used, gettimeofday will provide time at microsecond resolution. Time will not be preserved when going into deep sleep mode.
  • If only RTC timer is used, timekeeping will continue in deep sleep, but time will be measured at 6.(6) microsecond resolution. Also the gettimeofday function itself may take longer to run.
  • If no timers are used, gettimeofday and time functions return -1 and set errno to ENOSYS.
  • When RTC is used for timekeeping, two RTC_STORE registers are used to keep time in deep sleep mode.
Available options:
  • ESP32_TIME_SYSCALL_USE_RTC_FRC1
  • ESP32_TIME_SYSCALL_USE_RTC
  • ESP32_TIME_SYSCALL_USE_FRC1
  • ESP32_TIME_SYSCALL_USE_NONE

ESP32_RTC_CLOCK_SOURCE

RTC clock source

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

Choose which clock is used as RTC clock source.

Available options:
  • ESP32_RTC_CLOCK_SOURCE_INTERNAL_RC
  • ESP32_RTC_CLOCK_SOURCE_EXTERNAL_CRYSTAL

ESP32_RTC_CLK_CAL_CYCLES

Number of cycles for RTC_SLOW_CLK calibration

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

When the startup code initializes RTC_SLOW_CLK, it can perform calibration by comparing the RTC_SLOW_CLK frequency with main XTAL frequency. This option sets the number of RTC_SLOW_CLK cycles measured by the calibration routine. Higher numbers increase calibration precision, which may be important for applications which spend a lot of time in deep sleep. Lower numbers reduce startup time.

When this option is set to 0, clock calibration will not be performed at startup, and approximate clock frequencies will be assumed:

  • 150000 Hz if internal RC oscillator is used as clock source
  • 32768 Hz if the 32k crystal oscillator is used

ESP32_DEEP_SLEEP_WAKEUP_DELAY

Extra delay in deep sleep wake stub (in us)

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

When ESP32 exits deep sleep, the CPU and the flash chip are powered on at the same time. CPU will run deep sleep stub first, and then proceed to load code from flash. Some flash chips need sufficient time to pass between power on and first read operation. By default, without any extra delay, this time is approximately 900us, although some flash chip types need more than that.

By default extra delay is set to 2000us. When optimizing startup time for applications which require it, this value may be reduced.

If you are seeing “flash read err, 1000” message printed to the console after deep sleep reset, try increasing this value.

ESP32_XTAL_FREQ_SEL

Main XTAL frequency

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

ESP32 currently supports the following XTAL frequencies:

  • 26 MHz
  • 40 MHz

Startup code can automatically estimate XTAL frequency. This feature uses the internal 8MHz oscillator as a reference. Because the internal oscillator frequency is temperature dependent, it is not recommended to use automatic XTAL frequency detection in applications which need to work at high ambient temperatures and use high-temperature qualified chips and modules.

Available options:
  • ESP32_XTAL_FREQ_40
  • ESP32_XTAL_FREQ_26
  • ESP32_XTAL_FREQ_AUTO

DISABLE_BASIC_ROM_CONSOLE

Permanently disable BASIC ROM Console

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

If set, the first time the app boots it will disable the BASIC ROM Console permanently (by burning an efuse).

Otherwise, the BASIC ROM Console starts on reset if no valid bootloader is read from the flash.

(Enabling secure boot also disables the BASIC ROM Console by default.)

NO_BLOBS

No Binary Blobs

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

If enabled, this disables the linking of binary libraries in the application build. Note that after enabling this Wi-Fi/Bluetooth will not work.

ESP_TIMER_PROFILING

Enable esp_timer profiling features

Found in: Component config > ESP32-specific

If enabled, esp_timer_dump will dump information such as number of times the timer was started, number of times the timer has triggered, and the total time it took for the callback to run. This option has some effect on timer performance and the amount of memory used for timer storage, and should only be used for debugging/testing purposes.

Wi-Fi

SW_COEXIST_ENABLE

Software controls WiFi/Bluetooth coexistence

Found in: Component config > Wi-Fi

If enabled, WiFi & Bluetooth coexistence is controlled by software rather than hardware. Recommended for heavy traffic scenarios. Both coexistence configuration options are automatically managed, no user intervention is required.

ESP32_WIFI_STATIC_RX_BUFFER_NUM

Max number of WiFi static RX buffers

Found in: Component config > Wi-Fi

Set the number of WiFi static RX buffers. Each buffer takes approximately 1.6KB of RAM. The static rx buffers are allocated when esp_wifi_init is called, they are not freed until esp_wifi_deinit is called.

WiFi hardware use these buffers to receive all 802.11 frames. A higher number may allow higher throughput but increases memory use.

ESP32_WIFI_DYNAMIC_RX_BUFFER_NUM

Max number of WiFi dynamic RX buffers

Found in: Component config > Wi-Fi

Set the number of WiFi dynamic RX buffers, 0 means unlimited RX buffers will be allocated (provided sufficient free RAM). The size of each dynamic RX buffer depends on the size of the received data frame.

For each received data frame, the WiFi driver makes a copy to an RX buffer and then delivers it to the high layer TCP/IP stack. The dynamic RX buffer is freed after the higher layer has successfully received the data frame.

For some applications, WiFi data frames may be received faster than the application can process them. In these cases we may run out of memory if RX buffer number is unlimited (0).

If a dynamic RX buffer limit is set, it should be at least the number of static RX buffers.

ESP32_WIFI_TX_BUFFER

Type of WiFi TX buffers

Found in: Component config > Wi-Fi

Select type of WiFi TX buffers:

If “Static” is selected, WiFi TX buffers are allocated when WiFi is initialized and released when WiFi is de-initialized. The size of each static TX buffer is fixed to about 1.6KB.

If “Dynamic” is selected, each WiFi TX buffer is allocated as needed when a data frame is delivered to the Wifi driver from the TCP/IP stack. The buffer is freed after the data frame has been sent by the WiFi driver. The size of each dynamic TX buffer depends on the length of each data frame sent by the TCP/IP layer.

If PSRAM is enabled, “Static” should be selected to guarantee enough WiFi TX buffers. If PSRAM is disabled, “Dynamic” should be selected to improve the utilization of RAM.

Available options:
  • ESP32_WIFI_STATIC_TX_BUFFER
  • ESP32_WIFI_DYNAMIC_TX_BUFFER

ESP32_WIFI_STATIC_TX_BUFFER_NUM

Max number of WiFi static TX buffers

Found in: Component config > Wi-Fi

Set the number of WiFi static TX buffers. Each buffer takes approximately 1.6KB of RAM. The static RX buffers are allocated when esp_wifi_init() is called, they are not released until esp_wifi_deinit() is called.

For each transmitted data frame from the higher layer TCP/IP stack, the WiFi driver makes a copy of it in a TX buffer. For some applications especially UDP applications, the upper layer can deliver frames faster than WiFi layer can transmit. In these cases, we may run out of TX buffers.

ESP32_WIFI_DYNAMIC_TX_BUFFER_NUM

Max number of WiFi dynamic TX buffers

Found in: Component config > Wi-Fi

Set the number of WiFi dynamic TX buffers. The size of each dynamic TX buffer is not fixed, it depends on the size of each transmitted data frame.

For each transmitted frame from the higher layer TCP/IP stack, the WiFi driver makes a copy of it in a TX buffer. For some applications, especially UDP applications, the upper layer can deliver frames faster than WiFi layer can transmit. In these cases, we may run out of TX buffers.

ESP32_WIFI_AMPDU_TX_ENABLED

WiFi AMPDU TX

Found in: Component config > Wi-Fi

Select this option to enable AMPDU TX feature

ESP32_WIFI_TX_BA_WIN

WiFi AMPDU TX BA window size

Found in: Component config > Wi-Fi

Set the size of WiFi Block Ack TX window. Generally a bigger value means higher throughput but more memory. Most of time we should NOT change the default value unless special reason, e.g. test the maximum UDP TX throughput with iperf etc. For iperf test in shieldbox, the recommended value is 9~12.

ESP32_WIFI_AMPDU_RX_ENABLED

WiFi AMPDU RX

Found in: Component config > Wi-Fi

Select this option to enable AMPDU RX feature

ESP32_WIFI_RX_BA_WIN

WiFi AMPDU RX BA window size

Found in: Component config > Wi-Fi

Set the size of WiFi Block Ack RX window. Generally a bigger value means higher throughput but more memory. Most of time we should NOT change the default value unless special reason, e.g. test the maximum UDP RX throughput with iperf etc. For iperf test in shieldbox, the recommended value is 9~12.

ESP32_WIFI_NVS_ENABLED

WiFi NVS flash

Found in: Component config > Wi-Fi

Select this option to enable WiFi NVS flash

PHY

ESP32_PHY_CALIBRATION_AND_DATA_STORAGE

Do phy calibration and store calibration data in NVS

Found in: Component config > PHY

If this option is enabled, NVS will be initialized and calibration data will be loaded from there. PHY calibration will be skipped on deep sleep wakeup. If calibration data is not found, full calibration will be performed and stored in NVS. In all other cases, only partial calibration will be performed.

If unsure, choose ‘y’.

ESP32_PHY_INIT_DATA_IN_PARTITION

Use a partition to store PHY init data

Found in: Component config > PHY

If enabled, PHY init data will be loaded from a partition. When using a custom partition table, make sure that PHY data partition is included (type: ‘data’, subtype: ‘phy’). With default partition tables, this is done automatically. If PHY init data is stored in a partition, it has to be flashed there, otherwise runtime error will occur.

If this option is not enabled, PHY init data will be embedded into the application binary.

If unsure, choose ‘n’.

ESP32_PHY_MAX_WIFI_TX_POWER

Max WiFi TX power (dBm)

Found in: Component config > PHY

Set maximum transmit power for WiFi radio. Actual transmit power for high data rates may be lower than this setting.

Power Management

PM_ENABLE

Support for power management

Found in: Component config > Power Management

If enabled, application is compiled with support for power management. This option has run-time overhead (increased interrupt latency, longer time to enter idle state), and it also reduces accuracy of RTOS ticks and timers used for timekeeping. Enable this option if application uses power management APIs.

PM_DFS_INIT_AUTO

Enable dynamic frequency scaling (DFS) at startup

Found in: Component config > Power Management

If enabled, startup code configures dynamic frequency scaling. Max CPU frequency is set to CONFIG_ESP32_DEFAULT_CPU_FREQ_MHZ setting, min frequency is set to XTAL frequency. If disabled, DFS will not be active until the application configures it using esp_pm_configure function.

PM_USE_RTC_TIMER_REF

Use RTC timer to prevent time drift (EXPERIMENTAL)

Found in: Component config > Power Management

When APB clock frequency changes, high-resolution timer (esp_timer) scale and base value need to be adjusted. Each adjustment may cause small error, and over time such small errors may cause time drift. If this option is enabled, RTC timer will be used as a reference to compensate for the drift. It is recommended that this option is only used if 32k XTAL is selected as RTC clock source.

PM_PROFILING

Enable profiling counters for PM locks

Found in: Component config > Power Management

If enabled, esp_pm_* functions will keep track of the amount of time each of the power management locks has been held, and esp_pm_dump_locks function will print this information. This feature can be used to analyze which locks are preventing the chip from going into a lower power state, and see what time the chip spends in each power saving mode. This feature does incur some run-time overhead, so should typically be disabled in production builds.

PM_TRACE

Enable debug tracing of PM using GPIOs

Found in: Component config > Power Management

If enabled, some GPIOs will be used to signal events such as RTOS ticks, frequency switching, entry/exit from idle state. Refer to pm_trace.c file for the list of GPIOs. This feature is intended to be used when analyzing/debugging behavior of power management implementation, and should be kept disabled in applications.

Log output

LOG_DEFAULT_LEVEL

Default log verbosity

Found in: Component config > Log output

Specify how much output to see in logs by default. You can set lower verbosity level at runtime using esp_log_level_set function.

Note that this setting limits which log statements are compiled into the program. So setting this to, say, “Warning” would mean that changing log level to “Debug” at runtime will not be possible.

Available options:
  • LOG_DEFAULT_LEVEL_NONE
  • LOG_DEFAULT_LEVEL_ERROR
  • LOG_DEFAULT_LEVEL_WARN
  • LOG_DEFAULT_LEVEL_INFO
  • LOG_DEFAULT_LEVEL_DEBUG
  • LOG_DEFAULT_LEVEL_VERBOSE

LOG_COLORS

Use ANSI terminal colors in log output

Found in: Component config > Log output

Enable ANSI terminal color codes in bootloader output.

In order to view these, your terminal program must support ANSI color codes.

libsodium

LIBSODIUM_USE_MBEDTLS_SHA

Use mbedTLS SHA256 & SHA512 implementations

Found in: Component config > libsodium

If this option is enabled, libsodium will use thin wrappers around mbedTLS for SHA256 & SHA512 operations.

This saves some code size if mbedTLS is also used. However it is incompatible with hardware SHA acceleration (due to the way libsodium’s API manages SHA state).

FreeRTOS

FREERTOS_UNICORE

Run FreeRTOS only on first core

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

This version of FreeRTOS normally takes control of all cores of the CPU. Select this if you only want to start it on the first core. This is needed when e.g. another process needs complete control over the second core.

FREERTOS_CORETIMER

Xtensa timer to use as the FreeRTOS tick source

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

FreeRTOS needs a timer with an associated interrupt to use as the main tick source to increase counters, run timers and do pre-emptive multitasking with. There are multiple timers available to do this, with different interrupt priorities. Check

Available options:
  • FREERTOS_CORETIMER_0
  • FREERTOS_CORETIMER_1

FREERTOS_HZ

Tick rate (Hz)

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

Select the tick rate at which FreeRTOS does pre-emptive context switching.

FREERTOS_ASSERT_ON_UNTESTED_FUNCTION

Halt when an SMP-untested function is called

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

Some functions in FreeRTOS have not been thoroughly tested yet when moving to the SMP implementation of FreeRTOS. When this option is enabled, these fuctions will throw an assert().

FREERTOS_CHECK_STACKOVERFLOW

Check for stack overflow

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

FreeRTOS can check for stack overflows in threads and trigger an user function called vApplicationStackOverflowHook when this happens.

Available options:
  • FREERTOS_CHECK_STACKOVERFLOW_NONE
  • FREERTOS_CHECK_STACKOVERFLOW_PTRVAL
  • FREERTOS_CHECK_STACKOVERFLOW_CANARY

FREERTOS_WATCHPOINT_END_OF_STACK

Set a debug watchpoint as a stack overflow check

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

FreeRTOS can check if a stack has overflown its bounds by checking either the value of the stack pointer or by checking the integrity of canary bytes. (See FREERTOS_CHECK_STACKOVERFLOW for more information.) These checks only happen on a context switch, and the situation that caused the stack overflow may already be long gone by then. This option will use the debug memory watchpoint 1 (the second one) to allow breaking into the debugger (or panic’ing) as soon as any of the last 32 bytes on the stack of a task are overwritten. The side effect is that using gdb, you effectively only have one watchpoint; the 2nd one is overwritten as soon as a task switch happens.

This check only triggers if the stack overflow writes within 4 bytes of the end of the stack, rather than overshooting further, so it is worth combining this approach with one of the other stack overflow check methods.

When this watchpoint is hit, gdb will stop with a SIGTRAP message. When no JTAG OCD is attached, esp-idf will panic on an unhandled debug exception.

FREERTOS_INTERRUPT_BACKTRACE

Enable backtrace from interrupt to task context

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

If this option is enabled, interrupt stack frame will be modified to point to the code of the interrupted task as its return address. This helps the debugger (or the panic handler) show a backtrace from the interrupt to the task which was interrupted. This also works for nested interrupts: higer level interrupt stack can be traced back to the lower level interrupt. This option adds 4 instructions to the interrupt dispatching code.

FREERTOS_THREAD_LOCAL_STORAGE_POINTERS

Number of thread local storage pointers

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

FreeRTOS has the ability to store per-thread pointers in the task control block. This controls the number of pointers available.

This value must be at least 1. Index 0 is reserved for use by the pthreads API thread-local-storage. Other indexes can be used for any desired purpose.

FREERTOS_ASSERT

FreeRTOS assertions

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

Failed FreeRTOS configASSERT() assertions can be configured to behave in different ways.

Available options:
  • FREERTOS_ASSERT_FAIL_ABORT
  • FREERTOS_ASSERT_FAIL_PRINT_CONTINUE
  • FREERTOS_ASSERT_DISABLE

FREERTOS_IDLE_TASK_STACKSIZE

Idle Task stack size

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

The idle task has its own stack, sized in bytes. The default size is enough for most uses. Size can be reduced to 768 bytes if no (or simple) FreeRTOS idle hooks are used. The stack size may need to be increased above the default if the app installs idle hooks that use a lot of stack memory.

FREERTOS_ISR_STACKSIZE

ISR stack size

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

The interrupt handlers have their own stack. The size of the stack can be defined here. Each processor has its own stack, so the total size occupied will be twice this.

FREERTOS_LEGACY_HOOKS

Use FreeRTOS legacy hooks

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

FreeRTOS offers a number of hooks/callback functions that are called when a timer tick happens, the idle thread runs etc. esp-idf replaces these by runtime registerable hooks using the esp_register_freertos_xxx_hook system, but for legacy reasons the old hooks can also still be enabled. Please enable this only if you have code that for some reason can’t be migrated to the esp_register_freertos_xxx_hook system.

FREERTOS_LEGACY_IDLE_HOOK

Enable legacy idle hook

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

If enabled, FreeRTOS will call a function called vApplicationIdleHook when the idle thread on a CPU is running. Please make sure your code defines such a function.

FREERTOS_LEGACY_TICK_HOOK

Enable legacy tick hook

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

If enabled, FreeRTOS will call a function called vApplicationTickHook when a FreeRTOS tick is executed. Please make sure your code defines such a function.

FREERTOS_MAX_TASK_NAME_LEN

Maximum task name length

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

Changes the maximum task name length. Each task allocated will include this many bytes for a task name. Using a shorter value saves a small amount of RAM, a longer value allows more complex names.

For most uses, the default of 16 is OK.

SUPPORT_STATIC_ALLOCATION

Enable FreeRTOS static allocation API

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

FreeRTOS gives the application writer the ability to instead provide the memory themselves, allowing the following objects to optionally be created without any memory being allocated dynamically:

  • Tasks
  • Software Timers (Daemon task is still dynamic. See documentation)
  • Queues
  • Event Groups
  • Binary Semaphores
  • Counting Semaphores
  • Recursive Semaphores
  • Mutexes

Whether it is preferable to use static or dynamic memory allocation is dependent on the application, and the preference of the application writer. Both methods have pros and cons, and both methods can be used within the same RTOS application.

Creating RTOS objects using statically allocated RAM has the benefit of providing the application writer with more control: RTOS objects can be placed at specific memory locations. The maximum RAM footprint can be determined at link time, rather than run time. The application writer does not need to concern themselves with graceful handling of memory allocation failures. It allows the RTOS to be used in applications that simply don’t allow any dynamic memory allocation (although FreeRTOS includes allocation schemes that can overcome most objections).

ENABLE_STATIC_TASK_CLEAN_UP_HOOK

Enable static task clean up hook

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

Enable this option to make FreeRTOS call the static task clean up hook when a task is deleted.

Bear in mind that if this option is enabled you will need to implement the following function:

void vPortCleanUpTCB ( void *pxTCB ) {
    // place clean up code here
}

TIMER_TASK_PRIORITY

FreeRTOS timer task priority

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

The timer service task (primarily) makes use of existing FreeRTOS features, allowing timer functionality to be added to an application with minimal impact on the size of the application’s executable binary.

Use this constant to define the priority that the timer task will run at.

TIMER_TASK_STACK_DEPTH

FreeRTOS timer task stack size

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

The timer service task (primarily) makes use of existing FreeRTOS features, allowing timer functionality to be added to an application with minimal impact on the size of the application’s executable binary.

Use this constant to define the size (in bytes) of the stack allocated for the timer task.

TIMER_QUEUE_LENGTH

FreeRTOS timer queue length

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

FreeRTOS provides a set of timer related API functions. Many of these functions use a standard FreeRTOS queue to send commands to the timer service task. The queue used for this purpose is called the ‘timer command queue’. The ‘timer command queue’ is private to the FreeRTOS timer implementation, and cannot be accessed directly.

For most uses the default value of 10 is OK.

FREERTOS_QUEUE_REGISTRY_SIZE

FreeRTOS queue registry size

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

FreeRTOS uses the queue registry as a means for kernel aware debuggers to locate queues, semaphores, and mutexes. The registry allows for a textual name to be associated with a queue for easy identification within a debugging GUI. A value of 0 will disable queue registry functionality, and a value larger than 0 will specify the number of queues/semaphores/mutexes that the registry can hold.

FREERTOS_USE_TRACE_FACILITY

Enable FreeRTOS trace facility

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

If enabled, configUSE_TRACE_FACILITY will be defined as 1 in FreeRTOS. This will allow the usage of trace facility functions such as uxTaskGetSystemState().

FREERTOS_USE_STATS_FORMATTING_FUNCTIONS

Enable FreeRTOS stats formatting functions

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

If enabled, configUSE_STATS_FORMATTING_FUNCTIONS will be defined as 1 in FreeRTOS. This will allow the usage of stats formatting functions such as vTaskList().

FREERTOS_GENERATE_RUN_TIME_STATS

Enable FreeRTOS to collect run time stats

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

If enabled, configGENERATE_RUN_TIME_STATS will be defined as 1 in FreeRTOS. This will allow FreeRTOS to collect information regarding the usage of processor time amongst FreeRTOS tasks. Run time stats are generated using either the ESP Timer or the CPU Clock as the clock source (Note that run time stats are only valid until the clock source overflows). The function vTaskGetRunTimeStats() will also be available if FREERTOS_USE_STATS_FORMATTING_FUNCTIONS and FREERTOS_USE_TRACE_FACILITY are enabled. vTaskGetRunTimeStats() will display the run time of each task as a % of the total run time of all CPUs (task run time / no of CPUs) / (total run time / 100 )

FREERTOS_RUN_TIME_STATS_CLK

Choose the clock source for run time stats

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

Choose the clock source for FreeRTOS run time stats. Options are CPU0’s CPU Clock or the ESP Timer. Both clock sources are 32 bits. The CPU Clock can run at a higher frequency hence provide a finer resolution but will overflow much quicker. Note that run time stats are only valid until the clock source overflows.

Available options:
  • FREERTOS_RUN_TIME_STATS_USING_ESP_TIMER
  • FREERTOS_RUN_TIME_STATS_USING_CPU_CLK

FREERTOS_DEBUG_INTERNALS

Debug FreeRTOS internals

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

Enable this option to show the menu with internal FreeRTOS debugging features. This option does not change any code by itself, it just shows/hides some options.

FREERTOS_PORTMUX_DEBUG

Debug portMUX portENTER_CRITICAL/portEXIT_CRITICAL

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

If enabled, debug information (including integrity checks) will be printed to UART for the port-specific MUX implementation.

FREERTOS_PORTMUX_DEBUG_RECURSIVE

Debug portMUX Recursion

Found in: Component config > FreeRTOS

If enabled, additional debug information will be printed for recursive portMUX usage.

Application Level Tracing

ESP32_APPTRACE_DESTINATION

Data Destination

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing

Select destination for application trace: trace memory or none (to disable).

Available options:
  • ESP32_APPTRACE_DEST_TRAX
  • ESP32_APPTRACE_DEST_NONE

ESP32_APPTRACE_ONPANIC_HOST_FLUSH_TMO

Timeout for flushing last trace data to host on panic

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing

Timeout for flushing last trace data to host in case of panic. In ms. Use -1 to disable timeout and wait forever.

ESP32_APPTRACE_POSTMORTEM_FLUSH_TRAX_THRESH

Threshold for flushing last trace data to host on panic

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing

Threshold for flushing last trace data to host on panic in post-mortem mode. This is minimal amount of data needed to perform flush. In bytes.

ESP32_APPTRACE_PENDING_DATA_SIZE_MAX

Size of the pending data buffer

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing

Size of the buffer for events in bytes. It is useful for buffering events from the time critical code (scheduler, ISRs etc). If this parameter is 0 then events will be discarded when main HW buffer is full.

FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

SYSVIEW_ENABLE

SystemView Tracing Enable

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing > FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

Enables supporrt for SEGGER SystemView tracing functionality.

SYSVIEW_TS_SOURCE

ESP32 timer to use as SystemView timestamp source

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing > FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

SystemView needs to use a hardware timer as the source of timestamps when tracing This option selects HW timer for it.

Available options:
  • SYSVIEW_TS_SOURCE_TIMER_00
  • SYSVIEW_TS_SOURCE_TIMER_01
  • SYSVIEW_TS_SOURCE_TIMER_10
  • SYSVIEW_TS_SOURCE_TIMER_11

SYSVIEW_EVT_OVERFLOW_ENABLE

Trace Buffer Overflow Event

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing > FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

Enables “Trace Buffer Overflow” event.

SYSVIEW_EVT_ISR_ENTER_ENABLE

ISR Enter Event

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing > FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

Enables “ISR Enter” event.

SYSVIEW_EVT_ISR_EXIT_ENABLE

ISR Exit Event

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing > FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

Enables “ISR Exit” event.

SYSVIEW_EVT_ISR_TO_SCHEDULER_ENABLE

ISR Exit to Scheduler Event

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing > FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

Enables “ISR to Scheduler” event.

SYSVIEW_EVT_TASK_START_EXEC_ENABLE

Task Start Execution Event

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing > FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

Enables “Task Start Execution” event.

SYSVIEW_EVT_TASK_STOP_EXEC_ENABLE

Task Stop Execution Event

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing > FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

Enables “Task Stop Execution” event.

SYSVIEW_EVT_TASK_START_READY_ENABLE

Task Start Ready State Event

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing > FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

Enables “Task Start Ready State” event.

SYSVIEW_EVT_TASK_STOP_READY_ENABLE

Task Stop Ready State Event

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing > FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

Enables “Task Stop Ready State” event.

SYSVIEW_EVT_TASK_CREATE_ENABLE

Task Create Event

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing > FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

Enables “Task Create” event.

SYSVIEW_EVT_TASK_TERMINATE_ENABLE

Task Terminate Event

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing > FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

Enables “Task Terminate” event.

SYSVIEW_EVT_IDLE_ENABLE

System Idle Event

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing > FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

Enables “System Idle” event.

SYSVIEW_EVT_TIMER_ENTER_ENABLE

Timer Enter Event

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing > FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

Enables “Timer Enter” event.

SYSVIEW_EVT_TIMER_EXIT_ENABLE

Timer Exit Event

Found in: Component config > Application Level Tracing > FreeRTOS SystemView Tracing

Enables “Timer Exit” event.

SPI Flash driver

SPI_FLASH_VERIFY_WRITE

Verify SPI flash writes

Found in: Component config > SPI Flash driver

If this option is enabled, any time SPI flash is written then the data will be read back and verified. This can catch hardware problems with SPI flash, or flash which was not erased before verification.

SPI_FLASH_LOG_FAILED_WRITE

Log errors if verification fails

Found in: Component config > SPI Flash driver

If this option is enabled, if SPI flash write verification fails then a log error line will be written with the address, expected & actual values. This can be useful when debugging hardware SPI flash problems.

SPI_FLASH_WARN_SETTING_ZERO_TO_ONE

Log warning if writing zero bits to ones

Found in: Component config > SPI Flash driver

If this option is enabled, any SPI flash write which tries to set zero bits in the flash to ones will log a warning. Such writes will not result in the requested data appearing identically in flash once written, as SPI NOR flash can only set bits to one when an entire sector is erased. After erasing, individual bits can only be written from one to zero.

Note that some software (such as SPIFFS) which is aware of SPI NOR flash may write one bits as an optimisation, relying on the data in flash becoming a bitwise AND of the new data and any existing data. Such software will log spurious warnings if this option is enabled.

SPI_FLASH_ENABLE_COUNTERS

Enable operation counters

Found in: Component config > SPI Flash driver

This option enables the following APIs:

  • spi_flash_reset_counters
  • spi_flash_dump_counters
  • spi_flash_get_counters

These APIs may be used to collect performance data for spi_flash APIs and to help understand behaviour of libraries which use SPI flash.

SPI_FLASH_ROM_DRIVER_PATCH

Enable SPI flash ROM driver patched functions

Found in: Component config > SPI Flash driver

Enable this flag to use patched versions of SPI flash ROM driver functions. This option is needed to write to flash on ESP32-D2WD, and any configuration where external SPI flash is connected to non-default pins.

SPI_FLASH_WRITING_DANGEROUS_REGIONS

Writing to dangerous flash regions

Found in: Component config > SPI Flash driver

SPI flash APIs can optionally abort or return a failure code if erasing or writing addresses that fall at the beginning of flash (covering the bootloader and partition table) or that overlap the app partition that contains the running app.

It is not recommended to ever write to these regions from an IDF app, and this check prevents logic errors or corrupted firmware memory from damaging these regions.

Note that this feature does not check calls to the esp_rom_xxx SPI flash ROM functions. These functions should not be called directly from IDF applications.

Available options:
  • SPI_FLASH_WRITING_DANGEROUS_REGIONS_ABORTS
  • SPI_FLASH_WRITING_DANGEROUS_REGIONS_FAILS
  • SPI_FLASH_WRITING_DANGEROUS_REGIONS_ALLOWED

Serial flasher config

ESPTOOLPY_PORT

Default serial port

Found in: Serial flasher config

The serial port that’s connected to the ESP chip. This can be overridden by setting the ESPPORT environment variable.

ESPTOOLPY_BAUD

Default baud rate

Found in: Serial flasher config

Default baud rate to use while communicating with the ESP chip. Can be overridden by setting the ESPBAUD variable.

Available options:
  • ESPTOOLPY_BAUD_115200B
  • ESPTOOLPY_BAUD_230400B
  • ESPTOOLPY_BAUD_921600B
  • ESPTOOLPY_BAUD_2MB
  • ESPTOOLPY_BAUD_OTHER

ESPTOOLPY_BAUD_OTHER_VAL

Other baud rate value

Found in: Serial flasher config

ESPTOOLPY_COMPRESSED

Use compressed upload

Found in: Serial flasher config

The flasher tool can send data compressed using zlib, letting the ROM on the ESP chip decompress it on the fly before flashing it. For most payloads, this should result in a speed increase.

FLASHMODE

Flash SPI mode

Found in: Serial flasher config

Mode the flash chip is flashed in, as well as the default mode for the binary to run in.

Available options:
  • FLASHMODE_QIO
  • FLASHMODE_QOUT
  • FLASHMODE_DIO
  • FLASHMODE_DOUT

ESPTOOLPY_FLASHFREQ

Flash SPI speed

Found in: Serial flasher config

The SPI flash frequency to be used.

Available options:
  • ESPTOOLPY_FLASHFREQ_80M
  • ESPTOOLPY_FLASHFREQ_40M
  • ESPTOOLPY_FLASHFREQ_26M
  • ESPTOOLPY_FLASHFREQ_20M

ESPTOOLPY_FLASHSIZE

Flash size

Found in: Serial flasher config

SPI flash size, in megabytes

Available options:
  • ESPTOOLPY_FLASHSIZE_1MB
  • ESPTOOLPY_FLASHSIZE_2MB
  • ESPTOOLPY_FLASHSIZE_4MB
  • ESPTOOLPY_FLASHSIZE_8MB
  • ESPTOOLPY_FLASHSIZE_16MB

ESPTOOLPY_FLASHSIZE_DETECT

Detect flash size when flashing bootloader

Found in: Serial flasher config

If this option is set, ‘make flash’ targets will automatically detect the flash size and update the bootloader image when flashing.

ESPTOOLPY_BEFORE

Before flashing

Found in: Serial flasher config

Configure whether esptool.py should reset the ESP32 before flashing.

Automatic resetting depends on the RTS & DTR signals being wired from the serial port to the ESP32. Most USB development boards do this internally.

Available options:
  • ESPTOOLPY_BEFORE_RESET
  • ESPTOOLPY_BEFORE_NORESET

ESPTOOLPY_AFTER

After flashing

Found in: Serial flasher config

Configure whether esptool.py should reset the ESP32 after flashing.

Automatic resetting depends on the RTS & DTR signals being wired from the serial port to the ESP32. Most USB development boards do this internally.

Available options:
  • ESPTOOLPY_AFTER_RESET
  • ESPTOOLPY_AFTER_NORESET

MONITOR_BAUD

‘make monitor’ baud rate

Found in: Serial flasher config

Baud rate to use when running ‘make monitor’ to view serial output from a running chip.

Can override by setting the MONITORBAUD environment variable.

Available options:
  • MONITOR_BAUD_9600B
  • MONITOR_BAUD_57600B
  • MONITOR_BAUD_115200B
  • MONITOR_BAUD_230400B
  • MONITOR_BAUD_921600B
  • MONITOR_BAUD_2MB
  • MONITOR_BAUD_OTHER

MONITOR_BAUD_OTHER_VAL

Custom baud rate value

Found in: Serial flasher config

Customisations

Because IDF builds by default with Warning On Undefined Variables, when the Kconfig tool generates Makefiles (the auto.conf file) its behaviour has been customised. In normal Kconfig, a variable which is set to “no” is undefined. In IDF’s version of Kconfig, this variable is defined in the Makefile but has an empty value.

(Note that ifdef and ifndef can still be used in Makefiles, because they test if a variable is defined and has a non-empty value.)

When generating header files for C & C++, the behaviour is not customised - so #ifdef can be used to test if a boolean config item is set or not.