0 Replies Latest reply: Apr 5, 2012 8:29 AM by vilox RSS

    SPARC T4 questions

      1) I see the T1 and T2 architecture supplements are available ( UST1-UASuppl-current-draft-P-EXT.pdf and UST2-UASuppl-current-draft-HP-EXT.pdf ). They are incomplete (at least SPU and MAU specifications are missed), but they are here.

      I couldn't find T4 architecture supplement. Is it available ?

      2) I noted that sun4u architecture (from Sun UltraSPARC's III, IV and up to modern Fujitsu SPARC64 VII+) has 64-bit virtual address space (there is no hole in).

      Unfortunately, in sun4v T1 and T2 chips VA space was degraded to 48-bit (the only value of "mmu-#va-bits" md property I have seen).

      Is T4 virtual address space as low as 48 bit ?

      And, by the way, what was the reason to reduce VA space capacity ?

      Konstantin Andreev.