memchr.c   [plain text]


/* Copyright (C) 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
   Based on strlen implemention by Torbjorn Granlund (tege@sics.se),
   with help from Dan Sahlin (dan@sics.se) and
   commentary by Jim Blandy (jimb@ai.mit.edu);
   adaptation to memchr suggested by Dick Karpinski (dick@cca.ucsf.edu),
   and implemented by Roland McGrath (roland@ai.mit.edu).

The GNU C Library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License as
published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the
License, or (at your option) any later version.

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but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
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You should have received a copy of the GNU Library General Public
License along with the GNU C Library; see the file COPYING.LIB.  If
not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place -
Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.

This file was modified slightly by Ian Lance Taylor, May 1992, for
Taylor UUCP.  It assumes 32 bit longs.  I'm willing to trust that any
system which does not have 32 bit longs will have its own
implementation of memchr.  */

#include "uucp.h"

/* Search no more than N bytes of S for C.  */

pointer
memchr (s, c, n)
     constpointer s;
     int c;
     size_t n;
{
  const char *char_ptr;
  const unsigned long int *longword_ptr;
  unsigned long int longword, magic_bits, charmask;

  c = BUCHAR (c);

  /* Handle the first few characters by reading one character at a time.
     Do this until CHAR_PTR is aligned on a 4-byte border.  */
  for (char_ptr = s; n > 0 && ((unsigned long int) char_ptr & 3) != 0;
       --n, ++char_ptr)
    if (BUCHAR (*char_ptr) == c)
      return (pointer) char_ptr;

  longword_ptr = (unsigned long int *) char_ptr;

  /* Bits 31, 24, 16, and 8 of this number are zero.  Call these bits
     the "holes."  Note that there is a hole just to the left of
     each byte, with an extra at the end:
     
     bits:  01111110 11111110 11111110 11111111
     bytes: AAAAAAAA BBBBBBBB CCCCCCCC DDDDDDDD 

     The 1-bits make sure that carries propagate to the next 0-bit.
     The 0-bits provide holes for carries to fall into.  */
  magic_bits = 0x7efefeff;

  /* Set up a longword, each of whose bytes is C.  */
  charmask = c | (c << 8);
  charmask |= charmask << 16;

  /* Instead of the traditional loop which tests each character,
     we will test a longword at a time.  The tricky part is testing
     if *any of the four* bytes in the longword in question are zero.  */
  while (n >= 4)
    {
      /* We tentatively exit the loop if adding MAGIC_BITS to
	 LONGWORD fails to change any of the hole bits of LONGWORD.

	 1) Is this safe?  Will it catch all the zero bytes?
	 Suppose there is a byte with all zeros.  Any carry bits
	 propagating from its left will fall into the hole at its
	 least significant bit and stop.  Since there will be no
	 carry from its most significant bit, the LSB of the
	 byte to the left will be unchanged, and the zero will be
	 detected.

	 2) Is this worthwhile?  Will it ignore everything except
	 zero bytes?  Suppose every byte of LONGWORD has a bit set
	 somewhere.  There will be a carry into bit 8.  If bit 8
	 is set, this will carry into bit 16.  If bit 8 is clear,
	 one of bits 9-15 must be set, so there will be a carry
	 into bit 16.  Similarly, there will be a carry into bit
	 24.  If one of bits 24-30 is set, there will be a carry
	 into bit 31, so all of the hole bits will be changed.

	 The one misfire occurs when bits 24-30 are clear and bit
	 31 is set; in this case, the hole at bit 31 is not
	 changed.  If we had access to the processor carry flag,
	 we could close this loophole by putting the fourth hole
	 at bit 32!

	 So it ignores everything except 128's, when they're aligned
	 properly.

	 3) But wait!  Aren't we looking for C, not zero?
	 Good point.  So what we do is XOR LONGWORD with a longword,
	 each of whose bytes is C.  This turns each byte that is C
	 into a zero.  */

      longword = *longword_ptr++ ^ charmask;

      /* Add MAGIC_BITS to LONGWORD.  */
      if ((((longword + magic_bits)
	
	    /* Set those bits that were unchanged by the addition.  */
	    ^ ~longword)
	       
	   /* Look at only the hole bits.  If any of the hole bits
	      are unchanged, most likely one of the bytes was a
	      zero.  */
	   & ~magic_bits) != 0)
	{
	  /* Which of the bytes was C?  If none of them were, it was
	     a misfire; continue the search.  */

	  const char *cp = (const char *) (longword_ptr - 1);

	  if (BUCHAR (cp[0]) == c)
	    return (pointer) cp;
	  if (BUCHAR (cp[1]) == c)
	    return (pointer) &cp[1];
	  if (BUCHAR (cp[2]) == c)
	    return (pointer) &cp[2];
	  if (BUCHAR (cp[3]) == c)
	    return (pointer) &cp[3];
	}

      n -= 4;
    }

  char_ptr = (const char *) longword_ptr;

  while (n-- > 0)
    {
      if (BUCHAR (*char_ptr) == c)
	return (pointer) char_ptr;
      else
	++char_ptr;
    }

  return NULL;
}