For Loops in MIPS assembly

Question!

I'm having problems getting my processor to simulate correctly and I think I've narrowed it down to the program I'm giving it.

1.  li    $R1, 0
2.  li    $R2, 0x100
3.  li    $R6, 1
4.  li    $R8, 0
5.  li    $R9, 20

6.  lw    $R3, 0($R1)
7.  lw    $R4, 4($R1)
8.  add  $R5, $R3, $R4
9.  srlv    $R5, $R5, $R6
10. sw   $R5, 0($R2)
11. addi    $R1, $R1, 4
12. addi    $R2, $R2, 4
13. addi    $R8, $R8, 1
14. slt     $R7, $R8, $R9
15. bne  $R7, $zero,  -9

It should iterate through the bottom portion 20 times and then exit. I'm particularly unsure about the branch instruction but I can't find anything wrong with it so : /



Answers

So, you start with R8 as 0 and R9 as 20. Then in step 13 you add one to R8, then set R7 if R8 is less than R9 (which it will be on the first 19 iterations). Then you branch if R7 is set. Loop seems fine to me.

I don't recall what bnq does... Doesn't bne work here?

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