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AMDGPU Instructions Notation
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.. _amdgpu_syn_instruction_notation:
This is an overview of notation used to describe syntax of AMDGPU assembler instructions.
This notation mimics the :ref:`syntax of assembler instructions<amdgpu_syn_instructions>`
except that instead of real operands and modifiers it provides references to their description.
This is the notation used to describe AMDGPU instructions:
``<``\ :ref:`opcode description<amdgpu_syn_opcode_notation>`\ ``> <``\ :ref:`operands description<amdgpu_syn_instruction_operands_notation>`\ ``> <``\ :ref:`modifiers description<amdgpu_syn_instruction_modifiers_notation>`\ ``>``
.. _amdgpu_syn_opcode_notation:
.. _amdgpu_syn_instruction_operands_notation:
An instruction may have zero or more *operands*. They are comma-separated in the description:
``<``\ :ref:`description of operand 0<amdgpu_syn_instruction_operand_notation>`\ ``>, <``\ :ref:`description of operand 1<amdgpu_syn_instruction_operand_notation>`\ ``>, ...``
The order of *operands* is fixed. *Operands* cannot be omitted
except for special cases described below.
.. _amdgpu_syn_instruction_operand_notation:
An operand is described using the following notation:
* *kind* is an optional prefix describing operand :ref:`kind<amdgpu_syn_instruction_operand_kinds>`.
* *name* is a link to a description of the operand.
* *tags* are optional. They are used to indicate :ref:`special operand properties<amdgpu_syn_instruction_operand_tags>`.
.. _amdgpu_syn_instruction_operand_kinds:
Operand Kinds
Operand kind indicates which values are accepted by the operand.
* Operands which only accept *vector* registers are labelled with 'v' prefix.
* Operands which only accept *scalar* values are labelled with 's' prefix.
* Operands which accept both *vector* registers and *scalar* values have no prefix.
.. parsed-literal::
vdata // operand only accepts vector registers
sdst // operand only accepts scalar registers
src1 // operand accepts both scalar and vector registers
.. _amdgpu_syn_instruction_operand_tags:
Operand Tags
Operand tags indicate special operand properties.
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Operand tag Meaning
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:opt An optional operand.
:m An operand which may be used with
:ref:`VOP3 operand modifiers<amdgpu_synid_vop3_operand_modifiers>` or
:ref:`SDWA operand modifiers<amdgpu_synid_sdwa_operand_modifiers>`.
:dst An input operand which may also serve as a destination
if :ref:`glc<amdgpu_synid_glc>` modifier is specified.
:fx This is an *f32* or *f16* operand depending on
:ref:`m_op_sel_hi<amdgpu_synid_mad_mix_op_sel_hi>` modifier.
:<type> Operand *type* differs from *type*
:ref:`implied by the opcode name<amdgpu_syn_instruction_type>`.
This tag specifies actual operand *type*.
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.. parsed-literal::
src1:m // src1 operand may be used with operand modifiers
vdata:dst // vdata operand may be used as both source and destination
vdst:u32 // vdst operand has u32 type
.. _amdgpu_syn_instruction_modifiers_notation:
An instruction may have zero or more optional *modifiers*. They are space-separated in the description:
``<``\ :ref:`description of modifier 0<amdgpu_syn_instruction_modifier_notation>`\ ``> <``\ :ref:`description of modifier 1<amdgpu_syn_instruction_modifier_notation>`\ ``> ...``
The order of *modifiers* is fixed.
.. _amdgpu_syn_instruction_modifier_notation:
A *modifier* is described using the following notation:
Where *name* is a link to a description of the *modifier*.