3.7.8. NOP

No operation.

Syntax

NOP

Operation

NOP performs no operation and is not guaranteed to be time consuming. The processor might remove it from the pipeline before it reaches the execution stage.

Use NOP for padding, for example to place the subsequent instructions on a 64-bit boundary.

Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Condition flags

This instruction does not change the flags.

Examples

    NOP  ; No operation
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