Should SIP require detection of duplicate tags?

Bruce Adler [Contractor] adler at
Thu Apr 14 11:54:39 PDT 1994

>     2. Silicon: Everything is possible with the cost and die size.  My 
>     study shows that a significant increase of die size required for this 
>     implementation (if it is not impossible for 65,280 cases).  A Ram 
>     based tag table has to be constructed in order for the hardware (or 
>     firmware) to check it.  Outrages to me.

If for some reason it's decided that tag verfication is necessary the 
more efficient method of implementation would be to use a bit map per

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