12.8.3. Executing instructions in debug state

In debug state, the processor executes instructions issued through the Instruction Transfer Register (DBGITR). Before the debugger can force the processor to execute any instruction, it must enable this feature through DBGDSCR[13].

While the processor is in debug state, it always decodes instructions from the DBGITR as per the ARM instruction set, regardless of the value of the T and J bits of the CPSR.

The following restrictions apply to instructions executed through the DBGITR while in debug state:

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