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+RISC-V Hart-Level Interrupt Controller (HLIC)
+---------------------------------------------
+
+RISC-V cores include Control Status Registers (CSRs) which are local to each
+CPU core (HART in RISC-V terminology) and can be read or written by software.
+Some of these CSRs are used to control local interrupts connected to the core.
+Every interrupt is ultimately routed through a hart's HLIC before it
+interrupts that hart.
+
+The RISC-V supervisor ISA manual specifies three interrupt sources that are
+attached to every HLIC: software interrupts, the timer interrupt, and external
+interrupts. Software interrupts are used to send IPIs between cores. The
+timer interrupt comes from an architecturally mandated real-time timer that is
+controller via Supervisor Binary Interface (SBI) calls and CSR reads. External
+interrupts connect all other device interrupts to the HLIC, which are routed
+via the platform-level interrupt controller (PLIC).
+
+All RISC-V systems that conform to the supervisor ISA specification are
+required to have a HLIC with these three interrupt sources present. Since the
+interrupt map is defined by the ISA it's not listed in the HLIC's device tree
+entry, though external interrupt controllers (like the PLIC, for example) will
+need to define how their interrupts map to the relevant HLICs. This means
+a PLIC interrupt property will typically list the HLICs for all present HARTs
+in the system.
+
+Required properties:
+- compatible : "riscv,cpu-intc"
+- #interrupt-cells : should be <1>
+- interrupt-controller : Identifies the node as an interrupt controller
+
+Furthermore, this interrupt-controller MUST be embedded inside the cpu
+definition of the hart whose CSRs control these local interrupts.
+
+An example device tree entry for a HLIC is show below.
+
+ cpu1: cpu@1 {
+ compatible = "riscv";
+ ...
+ cpu1-intc: interrupt-controller {
+ #interrupt-cells = <1>;
+ compatible = "riscv,cpu-intc", "sifive,fu540-c000-cpu-intc";
+ interrupt-controller;
+ };
+ };