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System for Purging TLB

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052724D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Coscarella, AS Sellers, FF [+details]

Abstract

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.