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AIX Version 4.3 Assembler Language Reference

rldicr (Rotate Left Double Word Immediate then Clear Right) Instruction


Rotate the contents of a general purpose register left by the number of bits specified by an immediate value. Clear a specified number of low-order bits. Place the results in another general purpose register.


rldicr RA, RS, SH, MB (Rc=0)
rldicr. RA, RS, SH, MB (Rc=1)


The contents of general purpose register (GPR) RS are rotated left the number of bits specified by operand SH. A mask is generated having 1 bits from bit 0 through bit ME and 0 bits elsewhere. The rotated data is ANDed with the generated mask and the result is placed into GPR RA.

Note that rldicr can be used to extract, rotate, shift, and clear bit fields using the methods shown below:

Other registers altered:


RA Specifies the target general purpose register for the result of the instruction.
RS Specifies the source general purpose register containing the operand.
SH Specifies the (immediate) shift value for the operation.
ME Specifies the end value (bit number) of the mask for the operation.


This instruction is defined only for 64-bit implementations. Using it on a 32-bit implementation will cause the system illegal instruction error handler to be invoked.

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