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Secure Monitor Call causes an exception to EL3.

SMC is available only for software executing at EL1 or higher. It is undefined in EL0.

If the values of HCR_EL2.TSC and SCR_EL3.SMD are both 0, execution of an SMC instruction at EL1 or higher generates a Secure Monitor Call exception, recording it in ESR_ELx, using the EC value 0x17, that is taken to EL3.

If the value of HCR_EL2.TSC is 1 and EL2 is enabled in the current Security state, execution of an SMC instruction at EL1 generates an exception that is taken to EL2, regardless of the value of SCR_EL3.SMD. For more information, see Traps to EL2 of Non-secure EL1 execution of SMC instructions.

If the value of HCR_EL2.TSC is 0 and the value of SCR_EL3.SMD is 1, the SMC instruction is undefined.


SMC #<imm>

// Empty.

Assembler Symbols


Is a 16-bit unsigned immediate, in the range 0 to 65535, encoded in the "imm16" field.