3.12.10. NOP

No Operation.

Syntax

NOP{cond}

Where:

cond

Is an optional condition code. See Conditional execution.

Operation

NOP does nothing. NOP is not necessarily a time‑consuming NOP. The processor might remove it from the pipeline before it reaches the execution stage.

Use NOP for padding, for example to place the following instruction on a 64‑bit boundary.

Condition flags

This instruction does not change the flags.

Examples

    NOP  ; No operation 

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