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A method and apparatus for handling events, such as those which occur in a processor. An event vector is formed by combining event type information indicating a type of event in the processor and mode information indicating an operating mode of the processor. A microcode event handler vector is generated therefrom, for example, by referencing a lookup table. The microcode event handler vector is then used for invoking a microcode event handler to handle occurrence of these events in the processor. By the formation of an event vector, and the microcode event handler vector, execution performance is increased due to avoiding conditional branching within the processor, such as modem high performance architectures, including those which execute instructions in and out-of-order.

Title
Method and apparatus for generating event handler vectors based on both operating mode and event type
Application Number
8/498696
Publication Number
5889982
Application Date
July 1, 1995
Publication Date
March 30, 1999
Inventor
Kamla Huck
Portland
OR, US
Michael A Fetterman
Hillsboro
OR, US
Joel Huang
Portland
OR, US
Rohit Vidwans
Beaverton
OR, US
Scott Dion Rodgers
Hillsboro
OR, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Intel Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 9/00
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