Obtaining Accurate Trace Data
Cache simulation studies depend heavily on realistic address traces to drive the simulation; the need for generating reliable traces cannot be overstated. This chapter describes a new method to generate address traces that overcomes many of the limitations of the current tracing methods. By changing the microcode of a computer so that it records the address of every memory location it touches, we can capture complete traces of all programs that run on the computer, including the operating system.
KeywordsMain Memory Memory Reference Page Fault Address Stream Virtual Address
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