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Ivan Godard
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Re #1: the expectation of the ISA is that a loop will start one (or more) iterations every cycle, and will saturate the load slots; for a variety of hardware reasons load slots can’t just be cookie-cuttered out the way that ALUs can, and we expect load to be a scaling constraint. If it is, then a manual prologue is no better than a retireOp based prologue. Of source, loads will not always be the constraint: for those cases, what would you like to see in the ISA that would let you “do it right”?