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1. (WO2018034678) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOAD AND STORE QUEUE ALLOCATIONS AT ADDRESS GENERATION TIME

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/034678    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/052494
Publication Date: Fri Feb 23 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Sep 20 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G06F 9/38
Applicants: ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
Inventors: KING, John M.
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOAD AND STORE QUEUE ALLOCATIONS AT ADDRESS GENERATION TIME
Abstract:
A system and method for load queue (LDQ) and store queue (STQ) entry allocations at address generation time that maintains age-order of instructions is described. In particular, writing LDQ and STQ entries are delayed until address generation time. This allows the load and store operations to dispatch, and younger operations (which may not be store and load operations) to also dispatch and execute their instructions. The address generation of the load or store operation is held at an address generation scheduler queue (AGSQ) until a load or store queue entry is available for the operation. The tracking of load queue entries or store queue entries is effectively being done in the AGSQ instead of at the decode engine. The LDQ and STQ depth is not visible from a decode engine's perspective, and increases the effective processing and queue depth.