Prefetch Memory (immediate).
Is the prefetch operation, defined as
is one of:
- Prefetch for load.
- Preload instructions.
- Prefetch for store.
<target>is one of:
- Level 1 cache.
- Level 2 cache.
- Level 3 cache.
<policy>is one of:
- Retained or temporal prefetch, allocated in the cache normally.
- Streaming or non-temporal prefetch, for data that is used only once.
Is the prefetch operation encoding as an immediate, in the range 0 to 31.
This syntax is only for encodings that are not accessible using
- Is the 64-bit name of the general-purpose base register or stack pointer.
- Is the optional positive immediate byte offset, a multiple of 8 in the range 0 to 32760, defaulting to 0.
Prefetch Memory (immediate) signals the memory system that data memory accesses from a specified address are likely to occur in the near future. The memory system can respond by taking actions that are expected to speed up the memory accesses when they do occur, such as preloading the cache line containing the specified address into one or more caches.
The effect of an
PRFM instruction is implementation defined. For more information, see Prefetch memory in the ARMv8-A Architecture Reference Manual.
For information about memory accesses, see Load/Store addressing modes in the ARMv8-A Architecture Reference Manual.