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SPARC Assembly Language Reference Manual
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1.  SPARC Assembler for SunOS 5.x

2.  Assembler Syntax

3.  Executable and Linking Format

3.1 ELF Header

3.2 Sections

3.2.1 Section Header

3.2.2 Predefined User Sections Creating an .init Section in an Object File Creating a .fini Section in an Object File

3.2.3 Predefined Non-User Sections

3.3 Locations

3.4 Addresses

3.5 Relocation Tables

3.6 Symbol Tables

3.7 String Tables

3.8 Assembler Directives

3.8.1 Section Control Directives

3.8.2 Symbol Attribute Directives

3.8.3 Assignment Directive

3.8.4 Data Generating Directives

4.  Converting Files to the New Format

5.  Instruction-Set Mapping

A.  Pseudo-Operations

B.  Examples of Pseudo-Operations

C.  Using the Assembler Command Line

D.  An Example Language Program

E.  SPARC-V9 Instruction Set


3.4 Addresses

Locations represent addresses in memory if a section is allocatable; that is, its contents are to be placed in memory at program runtime. Symbolic references to these locations must be changed to addresses by the SPARC link editor.