Cache related question

From: Santosh Abraham <>
Date: 2004-04-30 21:45:27

I came to know recently that the itanium based processors
do not implement the inclusion principle wrt caches ? Is
this information correct ?

This was a bit surprising, as I had imagined that inclusion
would'nt be maitained perhaps only after a certain L1 cache
size. What are the trade-offs involved ?

Would there be any s/w (kernel) visible effects of not 
implementing inclusion ?

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Received on Fri Apr 30 07:44:31 2004

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