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Ivan Godard
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Thread and turf ids last as long as the identified entity and are not swapped out and reused in the anticipated usage. A (typical) two million or so active ids should be sufficient for what a single chip can do. If you need more, then you’ll have to implement pseudo-ids in software and write some kind of mapping that overlays them on the available hardware id-set and specRegs. Not trivial, but could be done based on the Mill primitive model. However, note that direct access to those specRegs is very much a kernel function, so the mapper would be part of the OS whatever it is.