17.136 SWPAH, SWPALH, SWPH, SWPLH

Swap halfword in memory.

Syntax

SWPAH Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; Acquire general registers

SWPALH Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; Acquire and release general registers

SWPH Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; No memory ordering general registers

SWPLH Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; Release general registers

Where:

Ws
Is the 32-bit name of the general-purpose register to be stored.
Wt
Is the 32-bit name of the general-purpose register to be loaded.
Xn|SP
Is the 64-bit name of the general-purpose base register or stack pointer.

Architectures supported

Supported in the Arm®v8.1 architecture and later.

Usage

Swap halfword in memory atomically loads a 16-bit halfword from a memory location, and stores the value held in a register back to the same memory location. The value initially loaded from memory is returned in the destination register.

  • If the destination register is not WZR, SWPAH and SWPALH load from memory with acquire semantics.
  • SWPLH and SWPALH store to memory with release semantics.
  • SWPH has no memory ordering requirements.

For more information about memory ordering semantics see Load-Acquire, Store-Release in the Arm® Architecture Reference Manual Arm®v8, for Arm®v8‑A architecture profile.

For information about memory accesses see Load/Store addressing modes in the Arm® Architecture Reference Manual Arm®v8, for Arm®v8‑A architecture profile.

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