ppc instructions in gas

Richard Henderson rth@cygnus.com
Thu May 6 17:49:00 GMT 1999

On Thu, May 06, 1999 at 06:08:06PM -0600, Cort Dougan wrote:
> As it is, gcc (32-bit mode) generates
> code that will do a lis of 0xffff (the unsigned value) which shouldn't work
> according to the manual.  When I do this for 64-bit with egcs it will not
> assemble.

We should fix gcc then.  That should not be hard at all.

> Right, it should complain for both 32 and 64 bit.  It only complains for
> 64-bit now, though.  So I don't know if I should fix our asm (probably not,
> even though according to the manual it's incorrect but gcc generates the
> same code).
> If I can change those operands to be unsigned it will still load a 16 bit
> value correctly but will allow things to work according to the manual and
> the egcs generated code.
> Can we make these critters unsigned?  I don't know of any code that
> requires they be signed anywhere.

I'm not real comfortable just changing it.  Who knows what sort
of code is out there.  I wouldn't be adverse to reducing the
error to a warning in 32-bit mode though.


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