B4.15 ICV_BPR0, Interrupt Controller Virtual Binary Point Register 0

ICV_BPR0 defines the point at which the priority value fields split into two parts, the group priority field and the subpriority field. The group priority field determines virtual Group 0 interrupt preemption.

Bit field descriptions

ICC_BPR0 is a 32-bit register and is part of:

  • The GIC system registers functional group.
  • The GIC virtual interface control registers functional group.
Figure B4-8 ICV_BPR0 bit assignments
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RES0, [31:3]
Reserved, RES0.
BinaryPoint, [2:0]

The value of this field controls how the 8-bit interrupt priority field is split into a group priority field, that determines interrupt preemption, and a subpriority field. The minimum value implemented is:


AArch32 System register ICV_BPR0 is architecturally mapped to AArch64 System register ICV_BPR0_EL1.

Bit fields and details not provided in this description are architecturally defined. See the Arm® Generic Interrupt Controller Architecture Specification.

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