[Libre-soc-dev] [RFC] SVP64 Data-dependent fail-first on CR operations (crand, cror, etc)

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Mon Aug 30 17:48:28 BST 2021

On Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 5:08 PM Richard Wilbur <richard.wilbur at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think making meaningful use of resources at hand is a very good thing!  Id est, to take a field which is meaningless in this context and be able to assign a useful meaning is more than worthwhile—it improves the expressiveness and POWER of the instruction set.

indeed.  some care does have to be taken in the design, however, not
to add so many overloaded meanings for different bits that the decoder
is compromised for gate delay.


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