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DBGDTRTX_EL0, Debug Data Transfer Register, Transmit

The DBGDTRTX_EL0 characteristics are:

Purpose

Transfers data from the PE to an external debugger. For example, it is used by a debug target to transfer data to the debugger. See DBGDTR_EL0 for additional architectural mappings. It is a component of the Debug Communication Channel.

Configuration

External register DBGDTRTX_EL0 bits [31:0] are architecturally mapped to AArch64 System register DBGDTRTX_EL0[31:0] .

External register DBGDTRTX_EL0 bits [31:0] are architecturally mapped to AArch32 System register DBGDTRTXint[31:0] .

DBGDTRTX_EL0 is in the Core power domain. RW fields in this register reset to architecturally UNKNOWN values. These apply only on a Cold reset. The register is not affected by a Warm reset and is not affected by an External debug reset.

Attributes

DBGDTRTX_EL0 is a 32-bit register.

Field descriptions

The DBGDTRTX_EL0 bit assignments are:

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Return DTRTX

Bits [31:0]

Return DTRTX.

Reads of this register:

  • If TXfull is set to 1, return the last value written to DTRTX.

  • If TXfull is set to 0, return an UNKNOWN value.

After the read, TXfull is cleared to 0.

Writes to this register:

  • If TXfull is set to 1, set DTRTX to UNKNOWN.

  • If TXfull is set to 0, update the value in DTRTX.

After the write, TXfull remains unchanged.

For the full behavior of the Debug Communications Channel, see The Debug Communication Channel and Instruction Transfer Register.

On a Cold reset, this field resets to an architecturally UNKNOWN value.

Accessing the DBGDTRTX_EL0

If EDSCR.ITE == 0 when the PE exits Debug state on receiving a Restart request trigger event, the behavior of any operation issued by a DTR access in memory access mode that has not completed execution is CONSTRAINED UNPREDICTABLE, and must do one of the following:

  • It must complete execution in Debug state before the PE executes the restart sequence.
  • It must complete execution in Non-debug state before the PE executes the restart sequence.
  • It must be abandoned. This means that the instruction does not execute. Any registers or memory accessed by the instruction are left in an UNKNOWN state.

DBGDTRTX_EL0 can be accessed through the external debug interface:

ComponentOffsetInstance
Debug0x08CDBGDTRTX_EL0

This interface is accessible as follows:

  • When IsCorePowered(), !DoubleLockStatus(), !OSLockStatus() and SoftwareLockStatus() accesses to this register are RO.
  • When IsCorePowered(), !DoubleLockStatus(), !OSLockStatus() and !SoftwareLockStatus() accesses to this register are RW.
  • Otherwise accesses to this register generate an error response.


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