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So, the Mill has memory acccess that are the direct result of the execution of instructions but also implicit loads and stores that happen as a result of function calls as the belt and and outstanding memory accesses overspill their buffers and are stored in the general memory heirarchy. I think this would be infeasible on an architecture where any load or store might generate a fault immediately, but on the Mill it’ll just make it’s way through the memory heirarchy the same way anything else would and most interesting things will happen at the TLB stage in the same manner and with the same level of decoupling as any other write or read.

How do you handle memory protection and synchonization with implicit operations? Just the same as with normal operaitons, possibly with a duplicated PLB and with the addresses broadcast to the retire stations?