Hardware PropertiesInterfacing devices
Types of UARTs
Loop Back Plug
The interrupt identification register is read-only.
Bit 0 shows if there's been an interrupt, if the interrupt has ocurred the interrupt state is described by bits 1 and 2. The Line Status Interrupt has the highest priority, then goes the Data Available Interrupt, then the Transmit Register Empty Interrupt and then the Modem Status Interrupt which has the lowest priority.
Bit 3 shows the status of the time-out interrupt on a 16550 or higher.
Bits 5 and 4 are reserved.
Bits 6 and 7 contain information about the FIFO buffer state. When both bits = '0', FIFO buffers are inactive. There must be such a result when you use 8250 or 16450.
If bit 7is active while bit 6 is inactive UART reports that the buffers are on but unusable. If both bits are active, FIFO buffers are on and active.
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