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LDSMINAB, LDSMINALB, LDSMINB, LDSMINLB

Atomic signed minimum on byte in memory.

Syntax

LDSMINAB Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; Acquire general registers

LDSMINALB Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; Acquire and release general registers

LDSMINB Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; No memory ordering general registers

LDSMINLB Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; 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.

Architectures supported

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

Usage

Atomic signed minimum on byte in memory atomically loads an 8-bit byte from memory, compares it against the value held in a register, and stores the smaller 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 WZR, LDSMINAB and LDSMINALB load from memory with acquire semantics.
  • LDSMINLB and LDSMINALB store to memory with release semantics.
  • LDSMINB 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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