Re: [PATCH] [POWERPC] Improve (in|out)_beXX() asm code

From: Trent Piepho
Date: Tue May 20 2008 - 19:20:21 EST

On Wed, 21 May 2008, Andreas Schwab wrote:
Trent Piepho <tpiepho@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

It's the _le versions that have a problem, since we can't get gcc to just use
the register indexed mode. It seems like an obvious thing to have a
constraint for, but I guess there weren't enough instructions that only come
in 'x' versions to bother with it. There is a 'Z' constraint, "Memory operand
that is an indexed or indirect from a register", but I tried it and it can use
both "rb,ri" and "disp(rb)" forms. Actually, I'm not sure how 'Z' is any
different than "m"?

'Z' will never emit a non-zero constant displacement.

It's too bad gas doesn't appear to be smart enough to turn:
stwbrx 0, 0(3) -or- stwbr 0, 0(3)

into the desired:
stwbrx 0, 0, 3
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