GCT allocation mode for more sequential gtag usage
Original Publication Date: 2003-May-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-May-19
In an SMT processor core utilizing a dynamically shared completion table, new Dispatch groups can be assigned to any free entry in the completion table, with no particular order between youngest and oldest group. A method is disclosed for more sequential group tag allocation when possible, in order to facilitate functional debug of the processor.