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CNTHVS_CTL, Counter-timer Secure Virtual Timer Control Register (EL2)

The CNTHVS_CTL characteristics are:

Purpose

Provides AArch32 access to the Secure EL2 virtual timer.

Configuration

AArch32 System register CNTHVS_CTL bits [31:0] are architecturally mapped to AArch64 System register CNTHVS_CTL_EL2[31:0] .

This register is present only when ARMv8.4-SecEL2 is implemented. Otherwise, direct accesses to CNTHVS_CTL are UNDEFINED.

Attributes

CNTHVS_CTL is a 32-bit register.

Field descriptions

The CNTHVS_CTL bit assignments are:

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00000000000000000000000000000ISTATUSIMASKENABLE

Bits [31:3]

Reserved, RES0.

ISTATUS, bit [2]

The status of the timer. This bit indicates whether the timer condition is met:

ISTATUSMeaning
0b0

Timer condition is not met.

0b1

Timer condition is met.

When the value of the ENABLE bit is 1, ISTATUS indicates whether the timer condition is met. ISTATUS takes no account of the value of the IMASK bit. If the value of ISTATUS is 1 and the value of IMASK is 0 then the timer interrupt is asserted.

When the value of the ENABLE bit is 0, the ISTATUS field is UNKNOWN.

For more information see 'Operation of the CompareValue views of the timers' and 'Operation of the TimerValue views of the timers' in the Arm® Architecture Reference Manual, Armv8, for Armv8-A architecture profile, chapter D8.

This bit is read-only.

IMASK, bit [1]

Timer interrupt mask bit. Permitted values are:

IMASKMeaning
0b0

Timer interrupt is not masked by the IMASK bit.

0b1

Timer interrupt is masked by the IMASK bit.

For more information, see the description of the ISTATUS bit.

ENABLE, bit [0]

Enables the timer. Permitted values are:

ENABLEMeaning
0b0

Timer disabled.

0b1

Timer enabled.

Setting this bit to 0 disables the timer output signal, but the timer value accessible from CNTHVS_TVAL continues to count down.

Note

Disabling the output signal might be a power-saving option.

Accessing the CNTHVS_CTL

This register is accessed using the encoding for CNTV_CTL.

Accesses to this register use the following encodings:

MRC{<c>}{<q>} <coproc>, {#}<opc1>, <Rt>, <CRn>, <CRm>{, {#}<opc2>}

opc1opc2CRncoprocCRm
0b0000b0010b11100b11110b0011
if PSTATE.EL == EL0 then
    if !ELUsingAArch32(EL1) && !(EL2Enabled() && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11') && CNTKCTL_EL1.EL0VTEN == '0' then
        if EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.TGE == '1' then
            AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
        else
            AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL1, 0x03);
    elsif ELUsingAArch32(EL1) && CNTKCTL.PL0VTEN == '0' then
        if EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.TGE == '1' then
            AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
        elsif EL2Enabled() && ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR.TGE == '1' then
            AArch32.TakeHypTrapException(0x00);
        else
            UNDEFINED;
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11' && CNTHCTL_EL2.EL0VTEN == '0' then
        AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11' && SCR_EL3.NS == '0' then
        return CNTHVS_CTL_EL2;
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11' && SCR_EL3.NS == '1' then
        return CNTHV_CTL_EL2;
    else
        return CNTV_CTL;
elsif PSTATE.EL == EL1 then
    return CNTV_CTL;
elsif PSTATE.EL == EL2 then
    return CNTV_CTL;
elsif PSTATE.EL == EL3 then
    return CNTV_CTL;
              

MCR{<c>}{<q>} <coproc>, {#}<opc1>, <Rt>, <CRn>, <CRm>{, {#}<opc2>}

opc1opc2CRncoprocCRm
0b0000b0010b11100b11110b0011
if PSTATE.EL == EL0 then
    if !ELUsingAArch32(EL1) && !(EL2Enabled() && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11') && CNTKCTL_EL1.EL0VTEN == '0' then
        if EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.TGE == '1' then
            AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
        else
            AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL1, 0x03);
    elsif ELUsingAArch32(EL1) && CNTKCTL.PL0VTEN == '0' then
        if EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.TGE == '1' then
            AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
        elsif EL2Enabled() && ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR.TGE == '1' then
            AArch32.TakeHypTrapException(0x00);
        else
            UNDEFINED;
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11' && CNTHCTL_EL2.EL0VTEN == '0' then
        AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11' && SCR_EL3.NS == '0' then
        CNTHVS_CTL_EL2 = R[t];
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11' && SCR_EL3.NS == '1' then
        CNTHV_CTL_EL2 = R[t];
    else
        CNTV_CTL = R[t];
elsif PSTATE.EL == EL1 then
    CNTV_CTL = R[t];
elsif PSTATE.EL == EL2 then
    CNTV_CTL = R[t];
elsif PSTATE.EL == EL3 then
    CNTV_CTL = R[t];
              


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