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ICC_IAR0_EL1, Interrupt Controller Interrupt Acknowledge Register 0

The ICC_IAR0_EL1 characteristics are:


The PE reads this register to obtain the INTID of the signaled Group 0 interrupt. This read acts as an acknowledge for the interrupt.


AArch64 System register ICC_IAR0_EL1 performs the same function as AArch32 System register ICC_IAR0.

To allow software to ensure appropriate observability of actions initiated by GIC register accesses, the PE and CPU interface logic must ensure that reads of this register are self-synchronising when interrupts are masked by the PE (that is when PSTATE.{I,F} == {0,0}). This ensures that the effect of activating an interrupt on the signaling of interrupt exceptions is observed when a read of this register is architecturally executed so that no spurious interrupt exception occurs if interrupts are unmasked by an instruction immediately following the read. See Observability of the effects of accesses to the GIC registers, for more information.


ICC_IAR0_EL1 is a 64-bit register.

Field descriptions

The ICC_IAR0_EL1 bit assignments are:


Bits [63:24]

Reserved, RES0.

INTID, bits [23:0]

The INTID of the signaled interrupt.

This is the INTID of the highest priority pending interrupt, if that interrupt is of sufficient priority for it to be signaled to the PE, and if it can be acknowledged at the current Security state and Exception level.

If the highest priority pending interrupt is not observable, this field contains a special INTID to indicate the reason. These special INTIDs can be one of: 1020, 1021, or 1023. See Special INTIDs, for more information.

This field has either 16 or 24 bits implemented. The number of implemented bits can be found in ICC_CTLR_EL1.IDbits and ICC_CTLR_EL3.IDbits. If only 16 bits are implemented, bits [23:16] of this register are RES0.

Accessing the ICC_IAR0_EL1

Accesses to this register use the following encodings:


if PSTATE.EL == EL0 then
elsif PSTATE.EL == EL1 then
    if ICC_SRE_EL1.SRE == '0' then
        AArch64.SystemAccessTrap(EL1, 0x18);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && ICH_HCR_EL2.TALL0 == '1' then
        AArch64.SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x18);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.FMO == '1' then
        return ICV_IAR0_EL1;
    elsif HaveEL(EL3) && !ELUsingAArch32(EL3) && SCR_EL3.FIQ == '1' then
        AArch64.SystemAccessTrap(EL3, 0x18);
        return ICC_IAR0_EL1;
elsif PSTATE.EL == EL2 then
    if ICC_SRE_EL2.SRE == '0' then
        AArch64.SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x18);
    elsif HaveEL(EL3) && !ELUsingAArch32(EL3) && SCR_EL3.FIQ == '1' then
        AArch64.SystemAccessTrap(EL3, 0x18);
        return ICC_IAR0_EL1;
elsif PSTATE.EL == EL3 then
    if ICC_SRE_EL3.SRE == '0' then
        AArch64.SystemAccessTrap(EL3, 0x18);
        return ICC_IAR0_EL1;