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bug #36611: _delay_loop_2 must not use constraint "w" with all targets

Submitted by:  Georg-Johann Lay <gjlayde>
Submitted on:  Fri 08 Jun 2012 10:36:27 PM UTC  
Category:  Header Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  9 - Immediate Item Group:  Header files
Status:  None Percent Complete:  0%
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  1.8.0 Fixed Release:  None

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Wed 10 May 2017 01:45:07 AM UTC, comment #4:

I ran into this problem and just re-wrote the _delay_loop_2 assembly.

This should be equivalent for all AVRs. It should even take the same number of clock cycles (since sbiw takes 2 clock cycles).

My initial tests suggest this is working. Since __count is a 2 byte number, %A0 and %B0 should always work as expected.

Cameron Tacklind <cinderblock>
Fri 16 Nov 2012 09:17:17 PM UTC, comment #3:

We'll need to verify that __builtin_delay_cycles in gcc is still valid.

Eric Weddington <arcanum>
Project Administrator
Fri 16 Nov 2012 09:04:06 PM UTC, comment #2:

Factor out the ISA / architecture by means of #if / #ifdef _HAVE_ADIW_ or _HAVE_CONSTRAINT_W_ or _AVR_ARCH_ or whatever your tools provide and use 2-insn decrement alongside with "d".

If your tools have __builtin_delay_cycles you can use that, but make sure that respective insn constraint does not suffer from the same flaw (AFAIR this is the case with Atmel patches)

Georg-Johann Lay <gjlayde>
Fri 16 Nov 2012 06:13:05 PM UTC, comment #1:

Johann, what do you recommend to fix this?

Eric Weddington <arcanum>
Project Administrator
Fri 08 Jun 2012 10:36:27 PM UTC, original submission:



_delay_loop_2(uint16_t __count)
_asm_ volatile (
"1: sbiw %0,1" "\n\t"
"brne 1b"
: "=w" (__count)
: "0" (__count)

This won't work for tiny tiny targets because

- they don't have SBIW
- compiler with suprt for these targets empty the register
class associated with "w". Thus, the compiler will throw
an error if it sees "w".

Georg-Johann Lay <gjlayde>


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