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3.17.38 SH Options

These `-m' options are defined for the SH implementations:

-m1
Generate code for the SH1.
-m2
Generate code for the SH2.
-m2e
Generate code for the SH2e.
-m2a-nofpu
Generate code for the SH2a without FPU, or for a SH2a-FPU in such a way that the floating-point unit is not used.
-m2a-single-only
Generate code for the SH2a-FPU, in such a way that no double-precision floating-point operations are used.
-m2a-single
Generate code for the SH2a-FPU assuming the floating-point unit is in single-precision mode by default.
-m2a
Generate code for the SH2a-FPU assuming the floating-point unit is in double-precision mode by default.
-m3
Generate code for the SH3.
-m3e
Generate code for the SH3e.
-m4-nofpu
Generate code for the SH4 without a floating-point unit.
-m4-single-only
Generate code for the SH4 with a floating-point unit that only supports single-precision arithmetic.
-m4-single
Generate code for the SH4 assuming the floating-point unit is in single-precision mode by default.
-m4
Generate code for the SH4.
-m4a-nofpu
Generate code for the SH4al-dsp, or for a SH4a in such a way that the floating-point unit is not used.
-m4a-single-only
Generate code for the SH4a, in such a way that no double-precision floating-point operations are used.
-m4a-single
Generate code for the SH4a assuming the floating-point unit is in single-precision mode by default.
-m4a
Generate code for the SH4a.
-m4al
Same as -m4a-nofpu, except that it implicitly passes -dsp to the assembler. GCC doesn't generate any DSP instructions at the moment.
-mb
Compile code for the processor in big-endian mode.
-ml
Compile code for the processor in little-endian mode.
-mdalign
Align doubles at 64-bit boundaries. Note that this changes the calling conventions, and thus some functions from the standard C library will not work unless you recompile it first with -mdalign.
-mrelax
Shorten some address references at link time, when possible; uses the linker option -relax.
-mbigtable
Use 32-bit offsets in switch tables. The default is to use 16-bit offsets.
-mbitops
Enable the use of bit manipulation instructions on SH2A.
-mfmovd
Enable the use of the instruction fmovd. Check -mdalign for alignment constraints.
-mhitachi
Comply with the calling conventions defined by Renesas.
-mrenesas
Comply with the calling conventions defined by Renesas.
-mno-renesas
Comply with the calling conventions defined for GCC before the Renesas conventions were available. This option is the default for all targets of the SH toolchain.
-mnomacsave
Mark the MAC register as call-clobbered, even if -mhitachi is given.
-mieee
-mno-ieee
Control the IEEE compliance of floating-point comparisons, which affects the handling of cases where the result of a comparison is unordered. By default -mieee is implicitly enabled. If -ffinite-math-only is enabled -mno-ieee is implicitly set, which results in faster floating-point greater-equal and less-equal comparisons. The implcit settings can be overridden by specifying either -mieee or -mno-ieee.
-minline-ic_invalidate
Inline code to invalidate instruction cache entries after setting up nested function trampolines. This option has no effect if -musermode is in effect and the selected code generation option (e.g. -m4) does not allow the use of the icbi instruction. If the selected code generation option does not allow the use of the icbi instruction, and -musermode is not in effect, the inlined code will manipulate the instruction cache address array directly with an associative write. This not only requires privileged mode, but it will also fail if the cache line had been mapped via the TLB and has become unmapped.
-misize
Dump instruction size and location in the assembly code.
-mpadstruct
This option is deprecated. It pads structures to multiple of 4 bytes, which is incompatible with the SH ABI.
-msoft-atomic
Generate GNU/Linux compatible gUSA software atomic sequences for the atomic built-in functions. The generated atomic sequences require support from the interrupt / exception handling code of the system and are only suitable for single-core systems. They will not perform correctly on multi-core systems. This option is enabled by default when the target is sh-*-linux*. For details on the atomic built-in functions see __atomic Builtins.
-mspace
Optimize for space instead of speed. Implied by -Os.
-mprefergot
When generating position-independent code, emit function calls using the Global Offset Table instead of the Procedure Linkage Table.
-musermode
Don't generate privileged mode only code; implies -mno-inline-ic_invalidate if the inlined code would not work in user mode. This is the default when the target is sh-*-linux*.
-multcost=number
Set the cost to assume for a multiply insn.
-mdiv=strategy
Set the division strategy to use for SHmedia code. strategy must be one of: call, call2, fp, inv, inv:minlat, inv20u, inv20l, inv:call, inv:call2, inv:fp . "fp" performs the operation in floating point. This has a very high latency, but needs only a few instructions, so it might be a good choice if your code has enough easily-exploitable ILP to allow the compiler to schedule the floating-point instructions together with other instructions. Division by zero causes a floating-point exception. "inv" uses integer operations to calculate the inverse of the divisor, and then multiplies the dividend with the inverse. This strategy allows cse and hoisting of the inverse calculation. Division by zero calculates an unspecified result, but does not trap. "inv:minlat" is a variant of "inv" where if no cse / hoisting opportunities have been found, or if the entire operation has been hoisted to the same place, the last stages of the inverse calculation are intertwined with the final multiply to reduce the overall latency, at the expense of using a few more instructions, and thus offering fewer scheduling opportunities with other code. "call" calls a library function that usually implements the inv:minlat strategy. This gives high code density for m5-*media-nofpu compilations. "call2" uses a different entry point of the same library function, where it assumes that a pointer to a lookup table has already been set up, which exposes the pointer load to cse / code hoisting optimizations. "inv:call", "inv:call2" and "inv:fp" all use the "inv" algorithm for initial code generation, but if the code stays unoptimized, revert to the "call", "call2", or "fp" strategies, respectively. Note that the potentially-trapping side effect of division by zero is carried by a separate instruction, so it is possible that all the integer instructions are hoisted out, but the marker for the side effect stays where it is. A recombination to fp operations or a call is not possible in that case. "inv20u" and "inv20l" are variants of the "inv:minlat" strategy. In the case that the inverse calculation was nor separated from the multiply, they speed up division where the dividend fits into 20 bits (plus sign where applicable), by inserting a test to skip a number of operations in this case; this test slows down the case of larger dividends. inv20u assumes the case of a such a small dividend to be unlikely, and inv20l assumes it to be likely.
-maccumulate-outgoing-args
Reserve space once for outgoing arguments in the function prologue rather than around each call. Generally beneficial for performance and size. Also needed for unwinding to avoid changing the stack frame around conditional code.
-mdivsi3_libfunc=name
Set the name of the library function used for 32-bit signed division to name. This only affect the name used in the call and inv:call division strategies, and the compiler will still expect the same sets of input/output/clobbered registers as if this option was not present.
-mfixed-range=register-range
Generate code treating the given register range as fixed registers. A fixed register is one that the register allocator can not use. This is useful when compiling kernel code. A register range is specified as two registers separated by a dash. Multiple register ranges can be specified separated by a comma.
-madjust-unroll
Throttle unrolling to avoid thrashing target registers. This option only has an effect if the gcc code base supports the TARGET_ADJUST_UNROLL_MAX target hook.
-mindexed-addressing
Enable the use of the indexed addressing mode for SHmedia32/SHcompact. This is only safe if the hardware and/or OS implement 32-bit wrap-around semantics for the indexed addressing mode. The architecture allows the implementation of processors with 64-bit MMU, which the OS could use to get 32-bit addressing, but since no current hardware implementation supports this or any other way to make the indexed addressing mode safe to use in the 32-bit ABI, the default is -mno-indexed-addressing.
-mgettrcost=number
Set the cost assumed for the gettr instruction to number. The default is 2 if -mpt-fixed is in effect, 100 otherwise.
-mpt-fixed
Assume pt* instructions won't trap. This will generally generate better scheduled code, but is unsafe on current hardware. The current architecture definition says that ptabs and ptrel trap when the target anded with 3 is 3. This has the unintentional effect of making it unsafe to schedule ptabs / ptrel before a branch, or hoist it out of a loop. For example, __do_global_ctors, a part of libgcc that runs constructors at program startup, calls functions in a list which is delimited by −1. With the -mpt-fixed option, the ptabs will be done before testing against −1. That means that all the constructors will be run a bit quicker, but when the loop comes to the end of the list, the program crashes because ptabs loads −1 into a target register. Since this option is unsafe for any hardware implementing the current architecture specification, the default is -mno-pt-fixed. Unless the user specifies a specific cost with -mgettrcost, -mno-pt-fixed also implies -mgettrcost=100; this deters register allocation using target registers for storing ordinary integers.
-minvalid-symbols
Assume symbols might be invalid. Ordinary function symbols generated by the compiler will always be valid to load with movi/shori/ptabs or movi/shori/ptrel, but with assembler and/or linker tricks it is possible to generate symbols that will cause ptabs / ptrel to trap. This option is only meaningful when -mno-pt-fixed is in effect. It will then prevent cross-basic-block cse, hoisting and most scheduling of symbol loads. The default is -mno-invalid-symbols.
-mbranch-cost=num
Assume num to be the cost for a branch instruction. Higher numbers will make the compiler try to generate more branch-free code if possible. If not specified the value is selected depending on the processor type that is being compiled for.
-mcbranchdi
Enable the cbranchdi4 instruction pattern.
-mcmpeqdi
Emit the cmpeqdi_t instruction pattern even when -mcbranchdi is in effect.
-mfused-madd
Allow the usage of the fmac instruction (floating-point multiply-accumulate) if the processor type supports it. Enabling this option might generate code that produces different numeric floating-point results compared to strict IEEE 754 arithmetic.
-mpretend-cmove
Prefer zero-displacement conditional branches for conditional move instruction patterns. This can result in faster code on the SH4 processor.