Testing all ports on a reset

HI All
Is there a quick way to step sequentially through all the I/O Lines of
the 4 ports in the AT89???? microcontroller
Currently I'm doing it in 4 seperate steps in Assembly language, but
my gut feel tells me it can be done in one subroutine
Port1 : CPL P0.1
CPL P0.7
Port2: CPL P1.1
CPL P1.7
... and so on
I need to test that all ports are working everytime I reset my
circuit, and all 32 ports are fed through AND gates to give me either
a '1' or '0' should any port of the microcontroler maybe goes faulty
Thank you in advance
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A bit pointless.. but The ports are at addresses 80 90 A0 B0. So set the msb in 80, 90 A0 and B0. Then ROR 80 90 A0 and B0... Use a register to set a lop count of 8... etc. Or maybe you just want to set all ports to 0 so the outputs of the nand gates are(should) all go hi. something like clr acc mov P0,acc mov P1,acc etc.
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Leave it as-is.
Five years from now some poor tech will be looking through your code and he/she will appreciate your lack of cleverness.
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Jim Stewart
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You don't need to do it in asm. Do it in C, declare a structure of two elements, port address and expected value, Use a table of these to represent the ports of interest. Then, a simple loop to read the port and compare against table value.
The advantage is that you can add or delete as many ports as you like and it's portable to other projects for similar tasks. You can use the same trick to initialise the ports to start with, even the same table with added structure elements...
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Nice plan, but impossible. We're dealing with an 8051 derivate here. No such thing as a pointer to a port (SFR) or pin (bit addressing) on those, so no way to put the address of one into a C data structure.
Depending on what the OP even means by "testing" ports, it may be easier to change all pins of one ports in a single operation, though:
P0 ^= 0xff; P1 ^= 0xff; /*...*/
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