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CNTHPS_CTL, Counter-timer Secure Physical Timer Control Register (EL2)

The CNTHPS_CTL characteristics are:

Purpose

Provides AArch32 access to the Secure EL2 physical timer.

Note

The Secure EL2 timer is implemented by ARMv8.4-SecEL2. It is only accessible from AArch32 state when EL2 is using AArch64 and the value of SCR_EL3.{EEL2, NS} is {1, 0}.

Configuration

AArch32 System register CNTHPS_CTL bits [31:0] are architecturally mapped to AArch64 System register CNTHPS_CTL_EL2[31:0] .

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

RW fields in this register reset to architecturally UNKNOWN values.

Attributes

CNTHPS_CTL is a 32-bit register.

Field descriptions

The CNTHPS_CTL bit assignments are:

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RES0ISTATUSIMASKENABLE

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 CNTHPS_CTL.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 CNTHPS_CTL.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 D6.

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.

This field resets to an architecturally UNKNOWN value.

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 CNTHPS_TVAL_EL2 continues to count down.

Note

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

This field resets to an architecturally UNKNOWN value.

Accessing the CNTHPS_CTL

This register is accessed using the encoding for CNTP_CTL.

Accesses to this register use the following encodings:

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

coprocopc1CRnCRmopc2
0b11110b0000b11100b00100b001
if PSTATE.EL == EL0 then
    if !ELUsingAArch32(EL1) && !(EL2Enabled() && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11') && CNTKCTL_EL1.EL0PTEN == '0' then
        if EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.TGE == '1' then
            AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
        else
            AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL1, 0x03);
    elsif ELUsingAArch32(EL1) && CNTKCTL.PL0PTEN == '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 == '0' && CNTHCTL_EL2.EL1PCEN == '0' then
        AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '10' && CNTHCTL_EL2.EL1PTEN == '0' then
        AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11' && CNTHCTL_EL2.EL0PTEN == '0' then
        AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && CNTHCTL.PL1PCEN == '0' then
        AArch32.TakeHypTrapException(0x03);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11' && SCR_EL3.NS == '0' then
        return CNTHPS_CTL_EL2;
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11' && SCR_EL3.NS == '1' then
        return CNTHP_CTL_EL2;
    else
        return CNTP_CTL;
elsif PSTATE.EL == EL1 then
    if EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.E2H == '0' && CNTHCTL_EL2.EL1PCEN == '0' then
        AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.E2H == '1' && CNTHCTL_EL2.EL1PTEN == '0' then
        AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && CNTHCTL.PL1PCEN == '0' then
        AArch32.TakeHypTrapException(0x03);
    elsif HaveEL(EL3) && ELUsingAArch32(EL3) then
        if SCR.NS == '0' then
            return CNTP_CTL_S;
        else
            return CNTP_CTL_NS;
    else
        return CNTP_CTL;
elsif PSTATE.EL == EL2 then
    if HaveEL(EL3) && ELUsingAArch32(EL3) then
        return CNTP_CTL_NS;
    else
        return CNTP_CTL;
elsif PSTATE.EL == EL3 then
    if SCR.NS == '0' then
        return CNTP_CTL_S;
    else
        return CNTP_CTL_NS;
              

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

coprocopc1CRnCRmopc2
0b11110b0000b11100b00100b001
if PSTATE.EL == EL0 then
    if !ELUsingAArch32(EL1) && !(EL2Enabled() && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11') && CNTKCTL_EL1.EL0PTEN == '0' then
        if EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.TGE == '1' then
            AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
        else
            AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL1, 0x03);
    elsif ELUsingAArch32(EL1) && CNTKCTL.PL0PTEN == '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 == '0' && CNTHCTL_EL2.EL1PCEN == '0' then
        AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '10' && CNTHCTL_EL2.EL1PTEN == '0' then
        AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11' && CNTHCTL_EL2.EL0PTEN == '0' then
        AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && CNTHCTL.PL1PCEN == '0' then
        AArch32.TakeHypTrapException(0x03);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11' && SCR_EL3.NS == '0' then
        CNTHPS_CTL_EL2 = R[t];
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.<E2H,TGE> == '11' && SCR_EL3.NS == '1' then
        CNTHP_CTL_EL2 = R[t];
    else
        CNTP_CTL = R[t];
elsif PSTATE.EL == EL1 then
    if EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.E2H == '0' && CNTHCTL_EL2.EL1PCEN == '0' then
        AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && !ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && HCR_EL2.E2H == '1' && CNTHCTL_EL2.EL1PTEN == '0' then
        AArch64.AArch32SystemAccessTrap(EL2, 0x03);
    elsif EL2Enabled() && ELUsingAArch32(EL2) && CNTHCTL.PL1PCEN == '0' then
        AArch32.TakeHypTrapException(0x03);
    elsif HaveEL(EL3) && ELUsingAArch32(EL3) then
        if SCR.NS == '0' then
            CNTP_CTL_S = R[t];
        else
            CNTP_CTL_NS = R[t];
    else
        CNTP_CTL = R[t];
elsif PSTATE.EL == EL2 then
    if HaveEL(EL3) && ELUsingAArch32(EL3) then
        CNTP_CTL_NS = R[t];
    else
        CNTP_CTL = R[t];
elsif PSTATE.EL == EL3 then
    if SCR.NS == '0' then
        CNTP_CTL_S = R[t];
    else
        CNTP_CTL_NS = R[t];
              


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