On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 11:50:53AM -0700, Mike Uhler wrote:
> > If a cache is multi-way set associative cache, one must
> > select the way for indexed cache operations.
> > The most common way selection is to use MSBs in the addressing
> > range of the whole cache size. In other word, a two-way
> > cache of size d would use bit (log(d)-1) to select the way.
> > Some other CPUs often the LSB(s) in the address to select
> > ways. Examples include R5432, R5500, TX49, TX39. Does
> > anybody know other such CPUs?
> > And I think I have seen a third kind way selection, but I
> > can't remember which CPU it is. Does anybody know any
> > other way selection schemes?
> > Thanks.
> > Jun
> I can't comment on anything but MIPS32 and MIPS64 CPUs, but the
> MIPS32 and MIPS64 standard is to use the bits above the index field
> to specify the way.
Yes. This is same as the "most common case" as I said above.
Maybe this is a better way to phrase it. :)