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9.31.4 Assembler Directives

as for s390 supports all of the standard ELF assembler directives as outlined in the main part of this document. Some directives have been extended and there are some additional directives, which are only available for the s390 as.

.insn
This directive permits the numeric representation of an instructions and makes the assembler insert the operands according to one of the instructions formats for `.insn' (s390 Formats). For example, the instruction `l %r1,24(%r15)' could be written as `.insn rx,0x58000000,%r1,24(%r15)'.
.short
.long
.quad
This directive places one or more 16-bit (.short), 32-bit (.long), or 64-bit (.quad) values into the current section. If an ELF or TLS modifier is used only the following expressions are allowed: `symbol@modifier + constant', `symbol@modifier + label + constant', and `symbol@modifier - label + constant'. The following modifiers are available:
@got
@got12
The @got modifier can be used for .short, .long and .quad. The @got12 modifier is synonym to @got. The symbol is added to the GOT. The symbol term is replaced with offset from the start of the GOT to the GOT slot for the symbol.
@gotoff
The @gotoff modifier can be used for .short, .long and .quad. The symbol term is replaced with the offset from the start of the GOT to the address of the symbol.
@gotplt
The @gotplt modifier can be used for .long and .quad. A procedure linkage table entry is generated for the symbol and a jump slot for the symbol is added to the GOT. The symbol term is replaced with the offset from the start of the GOT to the jump slot for the symbol.
@plt
The @plt modifier can be used for .long and .quad. A procedure linkage table entry us generated for the symbol. The symbol term is replaced with the address of the PLT entry for the symbol.
@pltoff
The @pltoff modifier can be used for .short, .long and .quad. The symbol term is replaced with the offset from the start of the PLT to the address of the symbol.
@tlsgd
@tlsldm
The @tlsgd and @tlsldm modifier can be used for .long and .quad. A tls_index structure for the symbol is added to the GOT. The symbol term is replaced with the offset from the start of the GOT to the tls_index structure.
@gotntpoff
@indntpoff
The @gotntpoff and @indntpoff modifier can be used for .long and .quad. The symbol is added to the static TLS block and the negated offset to the symbol in the static TLS block is added to the GOT. For @gotntpoff the symbol term is replaced with the offset from the start of the GOT to the GOT slot, for @indntpoff the symbol term is replaced with the address of the GOT slot.
@dtpoff
The @dtpoff modifier can be used for .long and .quad. The symbol term is replaced with the offset of the symbol relative to the start of the TLS block it is contained in.
@ntpoff
The @ntpoff modifier can be used for .long and .quad. The symbol term is replaced with the offset of the symbol relative to the TCB pointer.

For more information about the thread local storage modifiers see the ELF extension documentation `ELF Handling For Thread-Local Storage'.


.ltorg
This directive causes the current contents of the literal pool to be dumped to the current location (s390 Literal Pool Entries).