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Re: i386 flags register clober in inline assembly


> 
> There are several inline assembly routines in the i386 port, which
> clobber the flags register, nevertheless fail to declare that.
> E.g. atomic_inc
> 
> 	__asm__ __volatile__(
> 		LOCK "incl %0"
> 		:"=m" (v->counter)
> 		:"m" (v->counter));
> 
> should be
> 
> 	__asm__ __volatile__(
> 		LOCK "incl %0"
> 		:"=m" (v->counter)
> 		:"m" (v->counter)
>                 : "cc");
> 
> since "incl" clobbers flags.
> 
> Any ideas if these functions should be corrected ?
They don't need to be. On i386, the flags are (partly for historical reasons) clobbered
by default.
> 
> Although gcc documentation says "cc" has no effect on some machines,
> it seems this is not the case with i386, judging from the "(set (reg:CC 17) ..."
> and "(clobber (reg:CC 17))" in i386.md.
i386.md does add the clobber to each asm statement.

Honza
> 
> Regards,
> -velco
> 


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