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Re: gcc support of mips32 release 2

To: Dominic Sweetman <>
Subject: Re: gcc support of mips32 release 2
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 22:19:10 +0100
Cc: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>, Eric Christopher <>, Long Li <>,, David Ung <>, Nigel Stephens <>
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On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 02:10:35PM +0000, Dominic Sweetman wrote:

> Of course, instructions still have to be *useful* to be added.
> Insert/extract make a reasonable case for themselves, but actually
> arrived in MIPS32 release 2 as part of a bunch of other bit-shuffle
> instructions (also includes rotates and various byte-swaps) which -
> together - help quite a bit to manipulate sub-word data in registers.

And in some case where MIPS such as certain crypto algorithms where MIPS
and RISCs used to look rather pale the new instructions will help


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