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POWERPC 32-BIT MPN SUBROUTINES
This directory contains mpn functions for various 32-bit PowerPC chips.
powerpc generic, 604, 604e
powerpc/750 740, 750, 7400
The top-level powerpc directory is currently mostly aimed at 604/604e but
should be reasonable on all powerpcs.
The code is quite well optimized for the 604e, other chips have had less
Altivec SIMD available in 7400 might hold some promise, but unfortunately
GMP only guarantees 32-bit data alignment, so there's lots of fiddling
around with partial operations at the start and end of limb vectors. A
128-bit limb would be a novel idea, but is unlikely to be practical, since
it would have to work with ordinary +, -, * etc in the C code.
The normal powerpc convention is to give registers as plain numbers, like
"mtctr 6", but on Apple MacOS X (powerpc*-*-rhapsody* and
powerpc*-*-darwin*) the assembler demands an "r" like "mtctr r6". Note
however when register 0 in an instruction means a literal zero the "r" is
omitted, for instance "lwzx r6,0,r7".
The GMP code uses the "r" forms, powerpc-defs.m4 transforms them to plain
numbers according to what GMP_ASM_POWERPC_R_REGISTERS finds is needed.
PowerPC Microprocessor Family: The Programming Environments for 32-bit
Microprocessors, IBM document G522-0290-01, 2000.
PowerPC 604e RISC Microprocessor User's Manual with Supplement for PowerPC
604 Microprocessor, IBM document G552-0330-00, Motorola document
MPC7400 RISC Microprocessor User's Manual, Motorola document MPC7400UM/D,
rev 0, 3/2000.
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