4.9.10 Overflow Status Set Register 0, GICP_OVSSET0

This register provides the set mechanism for the counter overflow status bits and provides read access to the counter overflow status bit values. The GIC-600 supports five counters, n = 0-4.

The GICP_OVSSET0 characteristics are:

Usage constraintsThere are no usage constraints.
ConfigurationsAvailable in all GIC-600 configurations.
AttributesSee 4.9 GICP register summary.

The following figure shows the bit assignments.

Figure 4-52 GICP_OVSSET0 bit assignments
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The following table shows the bit assignments.

Table 4-68 GICP_OVSSET0 bit assignments

Bits Name Function
[31:5] - Reserved, RAZ.
[4:0] OVS

Overflow status. The OVS[n] bit is the overflow set for counter n. This field resets to zero.

Writing 1 to a bit location sets the overflow status for the associated counter.

Writing 0 to a bit location has no effect. To clear a counter overflow status, use the GICP_OVSCLR0 register.

Reads return the state of the overflow status bits.

When the agent controlling the GIC-600 sets an OVS bit, it is similar to an OVS bit being set because of a counter overflow. However, it is implementation defined whether the overflow triggers the PMU interrupt or performs a capture of the PMU counter values.

Setting the OVS bit triggers the overflow interrupt if it is enabled.

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