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authorDaniel Cederman <>2015-01-12 11:24:16 +0100
committerDaniel Hellstrom <>2015-02-11 15:35:27 +0100
commitb92f737c245eb7ba41b8d13663cd4f0845e12ea6 (patch)
parent8d8573acc8f620c93afa8dd30ea8418d25ad2d21 (diff)
doc: Describe new default error handler for Sparc
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/doc/cpu_supplement/sparc.t b/doc/cpu_supplement/sparc.t
index cd5602c2db..d21e9feef1 100644
--- a/doc/cpu_supplement/sparc.t
+++ b/doc/cpu_supplement/sparc.t
@@ -951,10 +951,18 @@ handler.
The default fatal error handler which is invoked by
the fatal_error_occurred directive when there is no user handler
-configured or the user handler returns control to RTEMS. The
-default fatal error handler disables processor interrupts to
-level 15, places the error code in g1, and goes into an infinite
-loop to simulate a halt processor instruction.
+configured or the user handler returns control to RTEMS.
+If the BSP has been configured with @code{BSP_POWER_DOWN_AT_FATAL_HALT}
+set to true, the default handler will disable interrupts
+and enter power down mode. If power down mode is not available,
+it goes into an infinite loop to simulate a halt processor instruction.
+If @code{BSP_POWER_DOWN_AT_FATAL_HALT} is set to false, the default
+handler will place the value @code{1} in register @code{g1}, the
+error source in register @code{g2}, and the error code in register
+@code{g3}. It will then generate a system error which will
+hand over control to the debugger, simulator, etc.
@section Thread-Local Storage