DC CSW, Data or unified Cache line Clean by Set/Way
The DC CSW characteristics are:
Clean data cache by set/way.
When ARMv8.5-MemTag is implemented, this instruction might clean Allocation Tags from caches.
AArch64 System instruction DC CSW performs the same function as AArch32 System instruction DCCSW.
DC CSW is a 64-bit System instruction.
The DC CSW input value bit assignments are:
SetWay, bits [31:4]
Contains two fields:
- Way, bits[31:32-A], the number of the way to operate on.
- Set, bits[B-1:L], the number of the set to operate on.
Bits[L-1:4] are RES0.
A = Log2(ASSOCIATIVITY), L = Log2(LINELEN), B = (L + S), S = Log2(NSETS).
ASSOCIATIVITY, LINELEN (line length, in bytes), and NSETS (number of sets) have their usual meanings and are the values for the cache level being operated on. The values of A and S are rounded up to the next integer.
Level, bits [3:1]
Cache level to operate on, minus 1. For example, this field is 0 for operations on L1 cache, or 1 for operations on L2 cache.
Executing the DC CSW instruction
If this instruction is executed with a set, way or level argument that is larger than the value supported by the implementation then the behavior is CONSTRAINED UNPREDICTABLE and one of the following occurs:
- The instruction is UNDEFINED.
- The instruction performs cache maintenance on one of:
- No cache lines.
- A single arbitrary cache line.
- Multiple arbitrary cache lines.
Accesses to this instruction use the following encodings:
DC CSW, <Xt>
if PSTATE.EL == EL0 then UNDEFINED; elsif PSTATE.EL == EL1 then if EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.TSW == '1' then AArch64.SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x18); else DC_CSW(X[t]); elsif PSTATE.EL == EL2 then DC_CSW(X[t]); elsif PSTATE.EL == EL3 then DC_CSW(X[t]);