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Frame directives

You must use frame directives to describe the way that your code uses the stack if you want to be able to do either of the following:

  • Debug your application using stack unwinding.

  • Use either flat or call-graph profiling.

armasm uses frame directives to insert DWARF debug frame information into the object file in ELF format that it produces. This information is required by a debugger for stack unwinding and for profiling.

Be aware of the following:

  • Frame directives do not affect the code that armasm produces.

  • armasm does not validate the information in frame directives against the instructions emitted.