All of the Intel i860XR and i860XP machine instructions are supported. Please see either i860 Microprocessor Programmer's Reference Manual or i860 Microprocessor Architecture for more information.
For compatibility with some other i860 assemblers, a number of pseudo-instructions are supported. While these are supported, they are a very undesirable feature that should be avoided – in particular, when they result in an expansion to multiple actual i860 instructions. Below are the pseudo-instructions that result in expansions.
mov imm,%rn (where the immediate does
not fit within a signed 16-bit field) will be expanded into:
orh large_imm@h,%r0,%rn or large_imm@l,%rn,%rn
For example, the pseudo-instruction
will be expanded into:
orh addr_exp@ha,%rx,%r31 ld.l addr_exp@l(%r31),%rn
The analogous expansions apply to
ld.x, st.x, fld.x, pfld.x, fst.x, and
pst.x as well.
If any of the arithmetic operations
adds, addu, subs, subu are used
with an immediate larger than 16-bits (signed), then they will be expanded.
For instance, the pseudo-instruction
adds large_imm,%rx,%rn expands to:
orh large_imm@h,%r0,%r31 or large_imm@l,%r31,%r31 adds %r31,%rx,%rn
Logical operations (
or, andnot, or, xor) also result in expansions.
or large_imm,%rx,%rn results in:
orh large_imm@h,%rx,%r31 or large_imm@l,%r31,%rn
Similarly for the others, except for
and which expands to:
andnot (-1 - large_imm)@h,%rx,%r31 andnot (-1 - large_imm)@l,%r31,%rn