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Pipeline Processor Exception Control Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048954D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Dale, SP Hicks, GL Kovacs, LA Laubli, B [+details]

Abstract

The occurrence of exceptions in a pipelined operation can cause difficulties with the controls, since an exception may occur for one operation before a previous operation is out of the pipeline. Propagation of the EXCEPTION signal with data will eliminate this problem.