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Branch Using a Displacement B
3-69 Instruction SetSPRU733
Branch Using a Displacement
Syntax B (.unit) label
.unit = .S1 or .S2
Compatibility C62x, C64x, C67x, and C67x+ CPU
31 29 28 27 76543210
creg z cst21 0 0 1 0 0 s p
3 1 21 1 1
Opcode map field used... For operand type... Unit
cst21 scst21 .S1, .S2
Description A 21-bit signed constant, cst21, is shifted left by 2 bits and is added to the
address of the first instruction of the fetch packet that contains the branch
instruction. The result is placed in the program fetch counter (PFC). The
assembler/linker automatically computes the correct value for cst21 by the
cst21 = (label − PCE1)
If two branches are in the same execute packet and both are taken, behavior
Two conditional branches can be in the same execute packet if one branch
uses a displacement and the other uses a register, IRP, or NRP. As long as only
one branch has a true condition, the code executes in a well-defined way.
Execution if (cond) cst21
<< 2 + PCE1 → PFC
1) PCE1 (program counter) represents the address of the first instruction
in the fetch packet in the E1 stage of the pipeline. PFC is the program
2) The execute packets in the delay slots of a branch cannot be interrupted.
This is true regardless of whether the branch is taken.
3) See section 3.5.2 on page 3-18 for information on branching into the
middle of an execute packet.