-ACA | -ACA_A | -ACB | -ACC | -AKA | -AKB | -AKC | -AMC
‘ -ACA ’ is equivalent to ‘ -ACA_A ’; ‘ -AKC ’ is equivalent to ‘ -AMC ’. Synonyms are provided for compatibility with other tools.
If you do not specify any of these options,
generates code for any instruction or feature that is supported by some
version of the 960 (even if this means mixing architectures!). In principle,
attempts to deduce the minimal sufficient processor type if none is specified; depending on the object code format, the processor type may be recorded in the object file. If it is critical that the
output match a specific architecture, specify that architecture explicitly.
call increment routine .word 0 # pre-counter Label: BR call increment routine .word 0 # post-counter
The counter following a branch records the number of times that branch was not taken; the difference between the two counters is the number of times the branch was taken.
A table of every such
is also generated, so that the external postprocessor
(supplied by Intel) can locate all the counters. This table is always labeled ‘
’; this is a local symbol to permit collecting statistics for many separate object files. The table is word aligned, and begins with a two-word header. The first word, initialized to 0, is used in maintaining linked lists of branch tables. The second word is a count of the number of entries in the table, which follow immediately: each is a word, pointing to one of the labels illustrated above.
The first word of the header is used to locate multiple branch tables, since each object file may contain one. Normally the links are maintained with a call to an initialization routine, placed at the beginning of each function in the file. The gnu C compiler generates these calls automatically when you give it a ‘ -b ’ option. For further details, see the documentation of ‘ gbr960 ’.
asshould generate errors instead, if the target displacement is larger than 13 bits.
This option does not affect the Compare-and-Jump instructions; the code emitted for them is always adjusted when necessary (depending on displacement size), regardless of whether you use ‘ -no-relax ’.