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Paul Mackerras af814a0d5e Provide debug access to SPRs in loadstore1 and mmu
They are accessible as GSPR 0x3c - PID, 0x3d - PTCR, 0x3e - DSISR
and 0x3f - DAR.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
2 years ago
Paul Mackerras d0f319290f Restore debug access to SPRs
This provides access to the SPRs via the JTAG DMI interface.  For now
they are still accessed as if they were GPR/FPRs using the same
numbering as before (GPRs at 0 - 0x1f, SPRs at 0x20 - 0x2d, FPRs at
0x40 - 0x5f).

For XER, debug reads now report the full value, not just the bits that
were previously stored in the register file.  The "slow" SPR mux is
not used for debug reads.

Decode2 determines on each cycle whether a debug SPR access will
happen next cycle, based on whether there is a request and whether the
current instruction accesses the SPR RAM.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
2 years ago
Paul Mackerras 337b104250 Move LR, CTR and TAR out of the register file
By putting CTR on the odd side and LR and TAR on the even side, we can
read and write CTR for bdnz-style instructions in parallel with
reading LR or TAR for indirect branches and writing LR for branches
with LK=1.  Thus we don't need to double up any of these instructions,
giving a simplification in decode2.

We now have logic for printing LR and CTR at the end of a simulation
in execute1, in addition to the similar logic in register_file and

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
2 years ago
Paul Mackerras bc4d02cb0d Start removing SPRs from register file
This starts the process of removing SPRs from the register file by
moving SRR0/1, SPRG0-3, HSRR0/1 and HSPRG0/1 out of the register file
and putting them into execute1.  They are stored in a pair of small
RAM arrays, referred to as "even" and "odd".  The reason for having
two arrays is so that two values can be read and written in each
cycle.  For example, SRR0 and SRR1 can be written in parallel by an
interrupt and read in parallel by the rfid instruction.

The addresses in the RAM which will be accessed are determined in the
decode2 stage.  We have one write address for both sides, but two read
addresses, since in future we will want to be able to read CTR at the
same time as either LR or TAR.

We now have a connection from writeback to execute1 which carries the
partial SRR1 value for an interrupt.  SRR0 comes from the execute
pipeline; we no longer need to carry instruction addresses along the
LSU and FPU pipelines.  Since SRR0 and SRR1 can be written in the same
cycle now, we don't need the little state machine in writeback any

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
2 years ago
Paul Mackerras 2f45e545ed decode2: Rework to make the stall_out signal come from a register
At present the busy/stall signal going to decode1 depends on whether
control thinks it can issue the current instruction, and that depends
on completion and bypass signals coming from execute1 and writeback.

To improve the timing of stall_out, this rearranges decode2 so that
stall_out is asserted when we have a valid instruction that couldn't
be issued in the previous cycle.  This means that decode1 could give
us a new instruction when we haven't issued the previous instruction.

This in turn means that we can only use d_in in the first cycle of
processing an instruction.  After the first cycle, we get register
addresses etc. from dc2 rather than d_in.

Then, to avoid the need to read register operands from register_file
in each cycle until the instruction issues, we bring the bypass path
for data being written to the register file into decode2 explicitly
rather than having it in register_file.

A new process called decode2_addrs does the process of calling
decode_input_reg_* and decode_output_reg and sets up the register file
addresses.  This was split out (and decode_input_reg_* reworked) to
try to reduce the number of passes through the decode2_1 process that
need to be done in simulation.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
2 years ago
Paul Mackerras 9a8a8e50f8 FPU: Add stage-2 stall ability to FPU
This makes the FPU able to stall other units at execute stage 2 and be
stalled by other units (specifically the LSU).

This means that the completion and writeback for an instruction can
now end up being deferred until the second cycle of a following
instruction, i.e. the cycle when the state machine has gone through
IDLE state into one of the DO_* states, which means we need to latch
the destination FPR number, CR mask, etc. from the previous
instruction so that we present the correct information to writeback.

The advantage of this is that we can get rid of the in_progress signal
from the LSU.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
2 years ago
Paul Mackerras 4b6148ada6 Add a bypass path from the execute2 stage
This enables some instructions to issue earlier and thus improves
performance, at the cost of some extra multiplexers in decode2.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
2 years ago
Paul Mackerras 204fedc63f Move XER low bits out of register file
Besides the overflow and status carry bits, XER has 18 bits which need
to retain the value written by mtxer (in case software wants to
emulate the move-assist instructions (lswi, lswx, stswi, stswx).
Until now these bits (and others) have been stored in the GPR file as
a "fast" SPR, but this causes complications because XER is not really
a fast SPR.

Instead, we now store these 18 bits in the 'ctrl' signal, which exists
in execute1.  This will enable us to simplify the data path in future,
and has the added bonus that with a little bit of plumbing, we can get
the full XER value printed when dumping registers at the end of a

Therefore this changes scripts/ to remove the greps which
exclude XER from the comparison of actual and expected register

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
2 years ago
Anton Blanchard a527d9b959 core: Remove unused icache_inv signal
Signed-off-by: Anton Blanchard <>
2 years ago
Anton Blanchard a750365ffa Remove some FPGA style signal inits
These don't work on the ASIC flow, so remove them and initialise
them explicitly where required.

Signed-off-by: Anton Blanchard <>
2 years ago
Paul Mackerras 734e4c4a52 core: Add a short multiplier
This adds an optional 16 bit x 16 bit signed multiplier and uses it
for multiply instructions that return the low 64 bits of the product
(mull[dw][o] and mulli, but not maddld) when the operands are both in
the range -2^15 .. 2^15 - 1.   The "short" 16-bit multiplier produces
its result combinatorially, so a multiply that uses it executes in one
cycle.  This improves the coremark result by about 4%, since coremark
does quite a lot of multiplies and they almost all have operands that
fit into 16 bits.

The presence of the short multiplier is controlled by a generic at the
execute1, SOC, core and top levels.  For now, it defaults to off for
all platforms, and can be enabled using the --has_short_mult flag to

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
3 years ago
Paul Mackerras 65c43b488b PMU: Add several more events
This implements most of the architected PMU events.  The ones missing
are mostly the ones that depend on which level of the cache hierarchy
data is fetched from.  The events implemented here, and their raw
event codes, are:

    Floating-point operation completed (100f4)
    Load completed (100fc)
    Store completed (200f0)
    Icache miss (200fc)
    ITLB miss (100f6)
    ITLB miss resolved (400fc)
    Dcache load miss (400f0)
    Dcache load miss resolved (300f8)
    Dcache store miss (300f0)
    DTLB miss (300fc)
    DTLB miss resolved (200f6)
    No instruction available and none being executed (100f8)
    Instruction dispatched (200f2, 300f2, 400f2)
    Taken branch instruction completed (200fa)
    Branch mispredicted (400f6)
    External interrupt taken (200f8)

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
3 years ago
Paul Mackerras a7873b45f7 core: Add a basic performance monitor unit (PMU) implementation
This is the start of an implementation of a PMU according to PowerISA
v3.0B.  Things not implemented yet include most architected events,
the BHRB, event-based branches, thresholding, MMCR0[TBCC] field, etc.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
3 years ago
Paul Mackerras 231003f7c7 icache: Snoop writes to memory by other agents
This makes the icache snoop writes to memory in the same way that the
dcache does, thus making DMA cache-coherent for the icache as well as
the dcache.

This also simplifies the logic for the WAIT_ACK state by removing the
stbs_done variable, since is_last_row(r.store_row, r.end_row_ix) can
only be true when stbs_done is true.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
3 years ago
Paul Mackerras eb7eba2d92 dcache: Snoop writes to memory by other agents
This adds a path where the wishbone that goes out to memory and I/O
also gets fed back to the dcache, which looks for writes that it
didn't initiate, and invalidates any cache line that gets written to.

This involves a second read port on the cache tag RAM for looking up
the snooped writes, and effectively a second write port on the cache
valid bit array to clear bits corresponding to snoop hits.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
3 years ago
Anton Blanchard 2d21b95f87 Pass icache/dcache/tlb parameters down from soc
We want much smaller caches and tlbs when building for sky130, so
allow the toplevel file to override the defaults.

Signed-off-by: Anton Blanchard <>
3 years ago
Paul Mackerras 3cd3449b4b core: Move redirect and interrupt delivery logic to writeback
This moves the logic for redirecting fetching and writing SRR0 and
SRR1 to writeback.  The aim is that ultimately units other than
execute1 can send their interrupts to writeback along with their
instruction completions, so that there can be multiple instructions
in flight without needing execute1 to keep track of the address
of each outstanding instruction.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
3 years ago
Paul Mackerras ae2afeca5c core: Track CR hazards and bypasses using tags
Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
3 years ago
Paul Mackerras d290d2a9bb core: Restore bypass path from execute1
This changes the bypass path.  Previously it went from after
execute1's output to after decode2's output.  Now it goes from before
execute1's output register to before decode2's output register.  The
reason is that the new path will be simpler to manage when there are
possibly multiple instructions in flight.  This means that the
bypassing can be managed inside decode2 and control.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
3 years ago
Paul Mackerras c0b45e153b core: Track GPR hazards using tags that propagate through the pipelines
This changes the way GPR hazards are detected and tracked.  Instead of
having a model of the pipeline in gpr_hazard.vhdl, which has to mirror
the behaviour of the real pipeline exactly, we now assign a 2-bit tag
to each instruction and record which GSPR the instruction writes.
Subsequent instructions that need to use the GSPR get the tag number
and stall until the value with that tag is being written back to the
register file.

For now, the forwarding paths are disabled.  That gives about a 8%
reduction in coremark performance.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
3 years ago
Paul Mackerras 0fb207be60 fetch1: Implement a simple branch target cache
This implements a cache in fetch1, where each entry stores the address
of a simple branch instruction (b or bc) and the target of the branch.
When fetching sequentially, if the address being fetched matches the
cache entry, then fetching will be redirected to the branch target.
The cache has 1024 entries and is direct-mapped, i.e. indexed by bits
11..2 of the NIA.

The bus from execute1 now carries information about taken and
not-taken simple branches, which fetch1 uses to update the cache.
The cache entry is updated for both taken and not-taken branches, with
the valid bit being set if the branch was taken and cleared if the
branch was not taken.

If fetching is redirected to the branch target then that goes down the
pipe as a predicted-taken branch, and decode1 does not do any static
branch prediction.  If fetching is not redirected, then the next
instruction goes down the pipe as normal and decode1 does its static
branch prediction.

In order to make timing, the lookup of the cache is pipelined, so on
each cycle the cache entry for the current NIA + 8 is read.  This
means that after a redirect (from decode1 or execute1), only the third
and subsequent sequentially-fetched instructions will be able to be

This improves the coremark value on the Arty A7-100 from about 180 to
about 190 (more than 5%).

The BTC is optional.  Builds for the Artix 7 35-T part have it off by
default because the extra ~1420 LUTs it takes mean that the design
doesn't fit on the Arty A7-35 board.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
3 years ago
Anton Blanchard 659be2780f Fully initialize FPU buses when FPU is disabled
Some of the bits in the FPU buses end up as z state. Yosys
flags them, so we may as well clean it up.

Signed-off-by: Anton Blanchard <>
3 years ago
Paul Mackerras 856e9e955f core: Add framework for an FPU
This adds the skeleton of a floating-point unit and implements the
mffs and mtfsf instructions.

Execute1 sends FP instructions to the FPU and receives busy,
exception, FP interrupt and illegal interrupt signals from it.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras 45cd8f4fc3 core: Add support for floating-point loads and stores
This extends the register file so it can hold FPR values, and
implements the FP loads and stores that do not require conversion
between single and double precision.

We now have the FP, FE0 and FE1 bits in MSR.  FP loads and stores
cause a FP unavailable interrupt if MSR[FP] = 0.

The FPU facilities are optional and their presence is controlled by
the HAS_FPU generic passed down from the top-level board file.  It
defaults to true for all except the A7-35 boards.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras 893d2bc6a2 core: Don't generate logic for log data when LOG_LENGTH = 0
This adds "if LOG_LENGTH > 0 generate" to the places in the core
where log output data is latched, so that when LOG_LENGTH = 0 we
don't create the logic to collect the data which won't be stored.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras 78de4fef72 Make LOG_LENGTH configurable per FPGA variant
This plumbs the LOG_LENGTH parameter (which controls how many entries
the core log RAM has) up to the top level so that it can be set on
the fusesoc command line and have different default values on
different FPGAs.

It now defaults to 512 entries generally and on the Artix-7 35 parts,
and 2048 on the larger Artix-7 FPGAs.  It can be set to 0 if desired.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras 6687aae4d6 core: Implement a simple branch predictor
This implements a simple branch predictor in the decode1 stage.  If it
sees that the instruction is b or bc and the branch is predicted to be
taken, it sends a flush and redirect upstream (to icache and fetch1)
to redirect fetching to the branch target.  The prediction is sent
downstream with the branch instruction, and execute1 now only sends
a flush/redirect upstream if the prediction was wrong.  Unconditional
branches are always predicted to be taken, and conditional branches
are predicted to be taken if and only if the offset is negative.
Branches that take the branch address from a register (bclr, bcctr)
are predicted not taken, as we don't have any way to predict the
branch address.

Since we can now have a mflr being executed immediately after a bl
or bcl, we now track the update to LR in the hazard tracker, using
the second write register field that is used to track RA updates for
update-form loads and stores.

For those branches that update LR but don't write any other result
(i.e. that don't decrementer CTR), we now write back LR in the same
cycle as the instruction rather than taking a second cycle for the
LR writeback.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras b3799c432b decode1: Add a stash buffer to the output
This means that the busy signal from execute1 (which can be driven
combinatorially from mmu or dcache) now stops at decode1 and doesn't
go on to icache or fetch1.  This helps with timing.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras 6701e7346b core: Use a busy signal rather than a stall
This changes the instruction dependency tracking so that we can
generate a "busy" signal from execute1 and loadstore1 which comes
along one cycle later than the current "stall" signal.  This will
enable us to signal busy cycles only when we need to from loadstore1.

The "busy" signal from execute1/loadstore1 indicates "I didn't take
the thing you gave me on this cycle", as distinct from the previous
stall signal which meant "I took that but don't give me anything
next cycle".  That means that decode2 proactively gives execute1
a new instruction as soon as it has taken the previous one (assuming
there is a valid instruction available from decode1), and that then
sits in decode2's output until execute1 can take it.  So instructions
are issued by decode2 somewhat earlier than they used to be.

Decode2 now only signals a stall upstream when its output buffer is
full, meaning that we can fill up bubbles in the upstream pipe while a
long instruction is executing.  This gives a small boost in

This also adds dependency tracking for rA updates by update-form
load/store instructions.

The GPR and CR hazard detection machinery now has one extra stage,
which may not be strictly necessary.  Some of the code now really
only applies to PIPELINE_DEPTH=1.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras f80da65799 core: Double the dcache and icache sizes
This makes the dcache and icache both be 8kB.  This still only uses
one BRAM per way per cache on the Artix-7, since the BRAMs were only
half-used previously.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras b5a7dbb78d core: Remove fetch2 pipeline stage
The fetch2 stage existed primarily to provide a stash buffer for the
output of icache when a stall occurred.  However, we can get the same
effect -- of having the input to decode1 stay unchanged on a stall
cycle -- by using the read enable of the BRAMs in icache, and by
adding logic to keep the outputs unchanged on a clock cycle when
stall_in = 1.  This reduces branch and interrupt latency by one

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras 49a4d9f67a Add core logging
This logs 256 bits of data per cycle to a ring buffer in BRAM.  The
data collected can be read out through 2 new SPRs or through the
debug interface.

The new SPRs are LOG_ADDR (724) and LOG_DATA (725).  LOG_ADDR contains
the buffer write pointer in the upper 32 bits (in units of entries,
i.e. 32 bytes) and the read pointer in the lower 32 bits (in units of
doublewords, i.e. 8 bytes).  Reading LOG_DATA gives the doubleword
from the buffer at the read pointer and increments the read pointer.
Setting bit 31 of LOG_ADDR inhibits the trace log system from writing
to the log buffer, so the contents are stable and can be read.

There are two new debug addresses which function similarly to the
LOG_ADDR and LOG_DATA SPRs.  The log is frozen while either or both of
the LOG_ADDR SPR bit 31 or the debug LOG_ADDR register bit 31 are set.

The buffer defaults to 2048 entries, i.e. 64kB.  The size is set by
the LOG_LENGTH generic on the core_debug module.  Software can
determine the length of the buffer because the length is ORed into the
buffer write pointer in the upper 32 bits of LOG_ADDR.  Hence the
length of the buffer can be calculated as 1 << (31 - clz(LOG_ADDR)).

There is a program to format the log entries in a somewhat readable
fashion in scripts/fmt_log/fmt_log.c.  The log_entry struct in that
file describes the layout of the bits in the log entries.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Benjamin Herrenschmidt b863791e38
icache: Fix icbi potentially clobbering the icache (#192)
icbi currently just resets the icache. This has some nasty side
effects such as also clearing the TLB, but also the wishbone interface.

That means that any ongoing cycle will be dropped.

However, most of our slaves don't handle that well and will continue
sending acks for already issued requests.

Under some circumstances we can thus restart an icache load and get
spurious ack/data from the wishbone left over from the "cancelled"

This has broken booting Linux for me.

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
4 years ago
Benjamin Herrenschmidt f86fb74bfe irq: Simplify xics->core irq input
Use a simple wire. common.vhdl types are better kept for things
local to the core. We can add more wires later if we need to for
HV irqs etc...

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
4 years ago
Anton Blanchard 4e78b8078e
Merge branch 'master' into litedram 4 years ago
Benjamin Herrenschmidt acbdd396a5 soc/core: Add reset latches
This adds one-cycle latches to the various resets out of the soc and
into the various core modules. It *seems* to help vivado P&R a bit
and has shown to avoid timing violations under some circumstances.

Interestingly those resets never seem to appear in the bad timing
path. It looks like those long resets simply impose placement
constraints that Vivado satisfies at the expense of timing elsewhere.

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras c164a2f4ea Merge branch 'mmu'
Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras 3d4712ad43 Add TLB to icache
This adds a direct-mapped TLB to the icache, with 64 entries by default.
Execute1 now sends a "virt_mode" signal from MSR[IR] to fetch1 along
with redirects to indicate whether instruction addresses should be
translated through the TLB, and fetch1 sends that on to icache.
Similarly a "priv_mode" signal is sent to indicate the privilege
mode for instruction fetches.  This means that changes to MSR[IR]
or MSR[PR] don't take effect until the next redirect, meaning an
isync, rfid, branch, etc.

The icache uses a hash of the effective address (i.e. next instruction
address) to index the TLB.  The hash is an XOR of three fields of the
address; with a 64-entry TLB, the fields are bits 12--17, 18--23 and
24--29 of the address.  TLB invalidations simply invalidate the
indexed TLB entry without checking the contents.

If the icache detects a TLB miss with virt_mode=1, it will send a
fetch_failed indication through fetch2 to decode1, which will turn it
into a special OP_FETCH_FAILED opcode with unit=LDST.  That will get
sent down to loadstore1 which will currently just raise a Instruction
Storage Interrupt (0x400) exception.

One bit in the PTE obtained from the TLB is used to check whether an
instruction access is allowed -- the privilege bit (bit 3).  If bit 3
is 1 and priv_mode=0, then a fetch_failed indication is sent down to
fetch2 and to decode1, which generates an OP_FETCH_FAILED.  Any PTEs
with PTE bit 0 (EAA[3]) clear or bit 8 (R) clear should not be put
into the iTLB since such PTEs would not allow execution by any

Tlbie operations get sent from mmu to icache over a new connection.

Unfortunately the privileged instruction tests are broken for now.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras 8160f4f821 Add framework for implementing an MMU
This adds a new module to implement an MMU.  At the moment it doesn't
do very much.  Tlbie instructions now get sent by loadstore1 to mmu,
which sends them to dcache, rather than loadstore1 sending them
directly to dcache.  TLB misses from dcache now get sent by loadstore1
to mmu, which currently just returns an error.  Loadstore1 then
generates a DSI in response to the error return from mmu.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras 42d0fcc511 Implement data storage interrupts
This adds a path from loadstore1 back to execute1 for reporting
errors, and machinery in execute1 for generating data storage
interrupts at vector 0x300.

If dcache is given two requests in successive cycles and the
first encounters an error (e.g. a TLB miss), it will now cancel
the second request.

Loadstore1 now responds to errors reported by dcache by sending
an exception signal to execute1 and returning to the idle state.
Execute1 then writes SRR0 and SRR1 and jumps to the 0x300 Data
Storage Interrupt vector.  DAR and DSISR are held in loadstore1.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras dd2e71930c debug: Provide a way to examine GPRs, fast SPRs and MSR
This provides commands on the debug interface to read the value of
the MSR or any of the 64 GSPR register file entries.  The GSPR values
are read using the B port of the register file in a cycle when
decode2 is not using it.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Benjamin Herrenschmidt 6853d22203 core: Add alternate reset address
An external signal can control whether the core will start
executing at the standard or the alternate reset address.

This will be used when litedram is initialized by microwatt
itself, to route the reset to the built-in init code secondary
block RAM.

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
4 years ago
Michael Neuling b4f20c20b9 XICS interrupt controller
New unified ICP and ICS XICS compliant interrupt controller.
Configurable number of hardware sources.

Fixed hardware source number based on hardware line taken. All
hardware interrupts are a fixed priority. Level interrupts supported

Hardwired to 0xc0004000 in SOC (UART is kept at 0xc0002000).

Signed-off-by: Michael Neuling <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras b349cc891a loadstore1: Move logic from dcache to loadstore1
So that the dcache could in future be used by an MMU, this moves
logic to do with data formatting, rA updates for update-form
instructions, and handling of unaligned loads and stores out of
dcache and into loadstore1.  For now, dcache connects only to
loadstore1, and loadstore1 now has the connection to writeback.

Dcache generates a stall signal to loadstore1 which indicates that
the request presented in the current cycle was not accepted and
should be presented again.  However, loadstore1 doesn't currently
use it because we know that we can never hit the circumstances
where it might be set.

For unaligned transfers, loadstore1 generates two requests to
dcache back-to-back, and then waits to see two acks back from
dcache (cycles where d_in.valid is true).

Loadstore1 now has a FSM for tracking how many acks we are
expecting from dcache and for doing the rA update cycles when
necessary.  Handling for reservations and conditional stores is
still in dcache.

Loadstore1 now generates its own stall signal back to decode2,
so we no longer need the logic in execute1 that generated the stall
for the first two cycles.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras 1a244d3470 Remove single-issue constraint for most loads and stores
This removes the constraint that loads and stores are single-issue,
at the expense of a stall of at least 2 cycles for every load and

To do this, we plumb the existing stall signal that was generated
in dcache to core, where it gets ORed with the stall signal from
execute1.  Execute1 generates a stall signal for the first two
cycles of each load and store, and dcache generates the stall
signal in the 3rd and subsequent cycles if it needs to.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras 5422007f83 Plumb loadstore1 input from execute1 not decode2
This allows us to use the bypass at the input of execute1 for the
address and data operands for loadstore1.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras b14d982011 execute: Implement bypass from output of execute1 to input
This enables back-to-back execution of integer instructions where
the first instruction writes a GPR and the second reads the same
GPR.  This is done with a set of multiplexers at the start of
execute1 which enable any of the three input operands to be taken
from the output of execute1 (i.e. r.e.write_data) rather than the
input from decode2 (i.e. e_in.read_data[123]).

This also requires changes to the hazard detection and handling.
Decode2 generates a signal indicating that the GPR being written
is available for bypass, which is true for instructions that are
executed in execute1 (rather than loadstore1/dcache).  The
gpr_hazard module stores this "bypassable" bit, and if the same
GPR needs to be read by a subsequent instruction, it outputs a
"use_bypass" signal rather than generating a stall.  The
use_bypass signal is then latched at the output of decode2 and
passed down to execute1 to control the input multiplexer.

At the moment there is no bypass on the inputs to loadstore1, but that
is OK because all load and store instructions are marked as

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras 39d18d2738 Make divider hang off the side of execute1
With this, the divider is a unit that execute1 sends operands to and
which sends its results back to execute1, which then send them to
writeback.  Execute1 now sends a stall signal when it gets a divide
or modulus instruction until it gets a valid signal back from the
divider.  Divide and modulus instructions are no longer marked as

The data formatting step that used to be done in decode2 for div
and mod instructions is now done in execute1.  We also do the
absolute value operation in that same cycle instead of taking an
extra cycle inside the divider for signed operations with a
negative operand.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras 2167186b5f Make multiplier hang off the side of execute1
With this, the multiplier isn't a separate pipe that decode2 issues
instructions to, but rather is a unit that execute1 sends operands
to and which sends the result back to execute1, which then sends it
to writeback.  Execute1 now sends a stall signal when it gets a
multiply instruction until it gets a valid signal back from the

This all means that we no longer need to mark the multiply
instructions as single-issue.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Anton Blanchard dcee60a729 Fix a ghdlsynth issue in icache
ghdlsynth doesn't like the debug statement, so wrap it in a generate.

Signed-off-by: Anton Blanchard <>
4 years ago