Shared-memory consistency: register file (jeffrey j cook)
23 May 2002 01:48:49 -0400

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From: (jeffrey j cook)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 23 May 2002 01:48:49 -0400
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Keywords: parallel, question
Posted-Date: 23 May 2002 01:48:49 EDT

I would appreciate any suggested references that deal with maintaining
consistency in a shared-memory model with respect to the register
file. I am particularly interested in anything that deals with a more
efficient mechanism than simply always loading and storing a value
when its used, but instead allowing careful register allocation for
shared variables...

Specifically, work which relates to a weak consistency model, where-by
synchronization "instructions" are known and thus consistency must
only be guaranteed at these points - ala storing all shared variables
before the synchronization primitive and ensuring no old values live
in the register file by issuing reloads, if necessary, after the

I've done a search on both IEEE and ACM but I don't seem to have the right
keywords, any help would be great. Thanks.

Jeffrey J. Cook
Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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