REP - Repeat String Operation Usage: REP Modifies flags: None Repeats execution of string instructions while CX != 0. After each string operation, CX is decremented and the Zero Flag is tested. The combination of a repeat prefix and a segment override on CPU's before the 386 may result in errors if an interrupt occurs before CX=0. The following code shows code that is susceptible to this and how to avoid it: again: rep movs byte ptr ES:[DI],ES:[SI] ; vulnerable instr. jcxz next ; continue if REP successful loop again ; interrupt goofed count next: Clocks Size Operands 808x 286 386 486 Bytes none 2 2 2 1
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