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Conditional Multiple Store Instruction

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000054532D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Evangelisti, CJ Rooney, JH [+details]

Abstract

A special instruction is described which, for example, might be used for queuing and dequeuing elements in a singly or doubly linked list of elements in a multi-processing or programming environment. The performance savings involved are that the instruction does not require the overhead of a software lock or locking mechanism.