Assignment 03 Sorting One-Dimensional Arrays


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CPSC 355: Computing Machinery I
Assignment 03

Sorting One-Dimensional Arrays
Create an ARMv8 assembly language program that implements the following algorithm:
#define SIZE 50
int main()
int v[SIZE], i, j, temp;
/* Initialize array to random positive integers, mod 256 */
for (i = 0; i < SIZE; i++) {
v[i] = rand() & 0xFF;
printf(“v[%d]: %d\n”, i, v[i]);
/* Sort the array using an insertion sort */
for (i = 1; i < SIZE; i++) {
temp = v[i];
for (j = i; j 0 && temp < v[j-1]; j–) {
v[j] = v[j-1];
v[j] = temp;
/* Print out the sorted array */
printf(“\nSorted array:\n”);
for (i = 0; i < SIZE; i++)
printf(“v[%d]: %d\n”, i, v[i]);
return 0;
Create space on the stack to store all local variables, using the techniques described in lectures.
Use m4 macros or assembler equates for all stack variable offsets. Optimize your code so that it
uses as few instructions as possible. Be sure, however, that you always read or write memory when
using or assigning to the local variables. Name the program assign3.asm.
Also run the program in gdb, first displaying the contents of the array before sorting, and then
displaying it again once the sort is complete (use the x command to examine memory). You should
show that the algorithm is working as expected. Capture the gdb session using the script UNIX
command, and name the output file script.txt.
Other Requirements
Make sure your code is readable and fully documented, including identifying information at the
top of each file. You must comment each line of assembly code. Your code should also be well
designed: make sure it is well organized, clear, and concise.
New Skills Needed for this Assignment:
• Use of the stack to store local variables.
• Addressing stack variables.
• Use of m4 macros or assembler equates for stack variable offsets.
• Storing and addressing one-dimensional arrays on the stack.
Submit the following:
Your assembly source code files for the program, and your script output file. Use the Assignment
3 Dropbox Folder in D2L to submit electronically. The TA will assemble and run your program to
test it. Be sure to name your program and script file as described above.
Marking Criteria
Loop to initialize array 2 ______
Display of unsorted array 2 ______
Outer loop of sort 2 ______
Inner loop of sort 2 ______
Comparison of array elements 2 ______
Exchange of array elements 2 ______
Display of sorted array 2 ______
Use of macros/equates for stack variable offsets 4 ______
Optimization 4 ______
Script showing gdb session 2 ______
Complete documentation and commenting 4 ______
Design quality 2 ______
Total 30 ______

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