Forum: ARM programming with GCC/GNU tools Return struct in registers

Author: Bartłomiej K. (bartomiej_k)
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I have a problem with return some smalll struct in registers, instead of 
I added -freg-struct-return option to C flags, but compiler omitted it. 
My sample code looks like:
typedef struct
  unsigned int a;
  unsigned int b;
} my_struct;

my_struct my_func ( unsigned int a, unsigned int b )
  my_struct s;

  s.a = a;
  s.b = b;

  return s;
compiled with specified flags
CFLAGS  = -c -Os -freg-struct-return -mthumb -mbig-endian -save-temps

as a result I got
str  r1, [r0, #4]
str  r2, [r0]
bx  lr

but I expected something like
mov  r2, r0
mov  r0, r1
mov  r1, r2
bx  lr

I'm using latest yagarto build but I noticed that problem on other 
toolchain too. Thanks for any hints.

best regards,
Bartłomiej Kubica


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