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Re: [avr-gcc-list] Bug report

From: Brian Dean
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] Bug report
Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 23:59:53 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 10:20:42PM +0800, Kang Tin LAI wrote:

> Source:
> char adc_flag = NOT_RDY;      /* external, (i.e., in SRAM) */
> ...
> ...
> while (adc_flag == NOT_RDY);  /* wait for interrupt to set to RDY */
> asm generated:
>       lds r24,adc_flag        <- value is load to R24 only once
> .L33:
>       tst r24                 <- dead loop tests dead value
>       breq .L33               <- never quit the loop
> Label location .L33: should be before lds instruction?

You need to qualify adc_flag as volatile, i.e.,

        volatile char adc_flag = NOT_RDY;

That is a flag to the compiler telling it that the variable may be
modified without its knowledge (such as within an interrupt handler),
and thus not to optimize the access by caching its value in a


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