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[ARM] Allow Usage of R4-R5 as Global Register Variables for ARM
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Authored by anwel on Nov 22 2019, 3:40 AM.



This patch is an extension of an earlier patch introducing support for r6-r11 ( Here we replace the former hard-coded use of r4 as a scratch register in some parts of the ARM backend, and deal with the cases where r4 and r5 are used as input registers to segmented stack routines (e.g. __chkstk).

Reserving r4 or r5 with segmented stacks is realized by temporarily storing the contents of these registers in free scratch registers, so is subject to a small performance impact (i.e., two additional mov instructions per register). This is only supported on targets where ARMv6 instructions are available.

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