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SMAX (vectors)

Signed maximum vectors (predicated).

Determine the signed maximum of active elements of the second source vector and corresponding elements of the first source vector and destructively place the results in the corresponding elements of the first source vector. Inactive elements in the destination vector register remain unmodified.

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00000100size001000000PgZmZdn

SVE

SMAX <Zdn>.<T>, <Pg>/M, <Zdn>.<T>, <Zm>.<T>

if !HaveSVE() then UNDEFINED;
integer esize = 8 << UInt(size);
integer g = UInt(Pg);
integer dn = UInt(Zdn);
integer m = UInt(Zm);
boolean unsigned = FALSE;

Assembler Symbols

<Zdn>

Is the name of the first source and destination scalable vector register, encoded in the "Zdn" field.

<T> Is the size specifier, encoded in size:
size <T>
00 B
01 H
10 S
11 D
<Pg>

Is the name of the governing scalable predicate register P0-P7, encoded in the "Pg" field.

<Zm>

Is the name of the second source scalable vector register, encoded in the "Zm" field.

Operation

CheckSVEEnabled();
integer elements = VL DIV esize;
bits(PL) mask = P[g];
bits(VL) operand1 = Z[dn];
bits(VL) operand2 = Z[m];
bits(VL) result;

for e = 0 to elements-1
    integer element1 = Int(Elem[operand1, e, esize], unsigned);
    integer element2 = Int(Elem[operand2, e, esize], unsigned);
    if ElemP[mask, e, esize] == '1' then
        integer maximum = Max(element1, element2);
        Elem[result, e, esize] = maximum<esize-1:0>;
    else
        Elem[result, e, esize] = Elem[operand1, e, esize];

Z[dn] = result;

Operational information

This instruction might be immediately preceded in program order by a MOVPRFX instruction that conforms to all of the following requirements, otherwise the behavior of either or both instructions is unpredictable:

  • The MOVPRFX instruction must specify the same destination register as this instruction.
  • The destination register must not refer to architectural register state referenced by any other source operand register of this instruction.
The MOVPRFX instructions that can be used with this instruction are as follows:
  • An unpredicated MOVPRFX instruction.
  • A predicated MOVPRFX instruction using the same governing predicate register and source element size as this instruction.