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An Alignment Builtin to allow a compiler to generate safe load/stores

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018650D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-30

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a builtin to allow a compiler to generate safe load/stores. This invention allows a user to specify at a given point in the program that an address is known to be aligned. This may allow the compiler to generate instructions that will not fail due to alignment restrictions.