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LDSMAXA, LDSMAXAL, LDSMAX, LDSMAXL, LDSMAXAL, LDSMAX, LDSMAXL

Atomic signed maximum on word or doubleword in memory.

Syntax

LDSMAXA Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; 32-bit, acquire general registers

LDSMAXAL Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; 32-bit, acquire and release general registers

LDSMAX Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; 32-bit, no memory ordering general registers

LDSMAXL Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; 32-bit, release general registers

LDSMAXA Xs, Xt, [Xn|SP] ; 64-bit, acquire general registers

LDSMAXAL Xs, Xt, [Xn|SP] ; 64-bit, acquire and release general registers

LDSMAX Xs, Xt, [Xn|SP] ; 64-bit, no memory ordering general registers

LDSMAXL Xs, Xt, [Xn|SP] ; 64-bit, release general registers

Where:

Ws
Is the 32-bit name of the general-purpose register holding the data value to be operated on with the contents of the memory location.
Wt
Is the 32-bit name of the general-purpose register to be loaded.
Xn|SP
Is the 64-bit name of the general-purpose base register or stack pointer.
Xs
Is the 64-bit name of the general-purpose register holding the data value to be operated on with the contents of the memory location.
Xt
Is the 64-bit name of the general-purpose register to be loaded.

Architectures supported

Supported in the Arm®v8.1 architecture and later.

Usage

Atomic signed maximum on word or doubleword in memory atomically loads a 32-bit word or 64-bit doubleword from memory, compares it against the value held in a register, and stores the larger value back to memory, treating the values as signed numbers. The value initially loaded from memory is returned in the destination register.

  • If the destination register is not one of WZR or XZR, LDSMAXA and LDSMAXAL load from memory with acquire semantics.
  • LDSMAXL and LDSMAXAL store to memory with release semantics.
  • LDSMAX has no memory ordering requirements.

For more information about memory ordering semantics see Load-Acquire, Store-Release in the Arm® Architecture Reference Manual Arm®v8, for Arm®v8‑A architecture profile.

For information about memory accesses see Load/Store addressing modes in the Arm® Architecture Reference Manual Arm®v8, for Arm®v8‑A architecture profile.

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