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Method to Instrument Software Intent Into Cache Miss Traces Used By Hardware Storage Hierarchy Modelling

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000197699D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-19

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Abstract

Disclosed is an invention for a software marker instruction mechanism to improve trace gathering methodology. This is a new hardware (HW) mechanism that provides a way for systems to capture software (SW) intent or context into a cache miss trace.