System for Purging TLB
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
A purge operation on a translation lookaside buffer (TLB) is improved in speed by interleaving TLB accesses for the purge with normal accesses to the TLB. Further improvement in speed is achieved by use of a status word that reduces the search time for an entry that is to be purged.