Initial 64-bit ARM *can* run older 32-bit ARM code

By: anon (anon.delete@this.anon.com), August 20, 2013 6:07 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
Linus Torvalds (torvalds.delete@this.linux-foundation.org) on August 20, 2013 10:58 am wrote:
> anon (anon.delete@this.anon.com) on August 20, 2013 1:58 am wrote:
> >
> > I always wondered why AMD did try this with their 64-bit move. I can see Intel of that era wanting
> > to keep cost and complexity of implementing x86 high, but it made less sense for AMD.
>
> No it didn't.
>
> The reason x86-64 was so successful was *exactly* that AMD did things right, and legacy x86 wasn't some
> separate thing, but is very much baked into x86-64. There is no "either or": x86-64 was designed pretty
> much from the ground up to be an extension, not a "separate mode". It's pretty much seamless.

I did not say to drop legacy support, or leave it to some microcode or slowpath, I suggested to make a simpler and saner encoding for 64-bit mode.

32-bit mode absolutely would have still required first class support. Although there would have been a distant window into the future where it could have been slowly deprecated to slow paths. With x32 gaining ground, and enterprise software beginning to hit support limits, that window might not have been too far off today.

(Ignore the stupid shit Intel is doing, like still releasing 32-bit only processors).


> Yes, yes, "long mode" is a new mode bit, but at the same time you can see how it's
> really using the same instruction decode logic, the same execution units, etc etc.
> It's not two different front-ends, it's clearly one unified architecture.

I did not suggest to try duplicating execution units, or anything else but decoder. And it would not be duplicating the decoder, so much as just another branch into a different encoding space (which is nothing unusual for an x86 and its modes and prefixes).

Just like ARM is doing.

> And I really think that the whole "seamless integration" was the right thing to do. It

I just don't get that, though. It wasn't seamless -- 32-bit code can not run 64-bit mode, and vice versa. It is a different ISA, which just happens to have some of the encoding spaces map to equivalent instructions.

> was never even a whiff of the ia64 "legacy engine" kind of engineering tradeoff where one

That's just a false dichotomy. There wouldn't be vast duplications, or completely separate engines. Look at how anybody sane does it: it would be a sub-region of the encoding space in the decoder, and sharing back end.

No, the new ISA could not be implemented in complete isolation of x86. I don't suggest that either. For example, suppose that 3 operand instructions are superior, but the 32-bit OOOE engine would have to be compromised to support that. Then the 64-bit ISA might have to compromise and use 2 operand instructions.

I'm not suggesting they should have sent another design team out to make a completely new processor, then somehow mash in a K8 into one corner of it, or anything retarded like that.

What I wondered, is why they reused the horrible encoding. Please do not take this as an opportunity to defend x86 encoding (I also did not specify they would have to use a fixed length encoding, or a larger sized encoding).

I wonder what Intel's 64-bit x86 ISA looked like.

> It was also the right thing to do from a software perspective, because it meant that any traditional
> x86 knowledge really translated pretty much directly into knowing the new mode. Sure, there are differences
> (new registers, natch) and things that are no longer relevant in 64-bit mode (the segments kind of survived,
> but in a much weaker form, and vm86 mode is gone). But it's still overwhelmingly familiar.

The instruction semantics actually could have been largely the same, and obviously not many people write code using a hex editor these days.

> I'd say that anybody who claims that x86-64 could have been done better is just completely clueless.
> Because it is about *so* much more than just introducing a new and improved execution mode.

Don't get me wrong, I don't presume to know better than the stupidest engineer at AMD at the time. I don't doubt they thought carefully about it, and I don't doubt there *are* good reasons. They just haven't seemed very convincing to me.

My line of questioning is not rhetorical or trying to challenge that I could easily do better. It is just my train of thought and questions.
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            How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Brett2013/08/16 11:34 PM
              How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Doug S2013/08/17 11:18 AM
                How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Brett2013/08/17 11:35 AM
                  16 vs 32 general purpose registersMark Roulo2013/08/17 11:40 AM
                    16 vs 32 general purpose registersMichael S2013/08/17 02:55 PM
                      16 vs 32 general purpose registersPatrick Chase2013/08/18 04:55 AM
                  How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?EduardoS2013/08/17 05:30 PM
                How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Patrick Chase2013/08/17 12:49 PM
                  > 32 general purpose registersMark Roulo2013/08/17 01:58 PM
                    > 32 general purpose registersMichael S2013/08/17 02:25 PM
                    > 32 general purpose registersPatrick Chase2013/08/17 03:11 PM
                      > 32 general purpose registersExophase2013/08/18 10:17 AM
                        IIRC, AArch32 registers (shadow registers et al.) map onto AArch64 registers (NT)Paul A. Clayton2013/08/18 02:51 PM
                          IIRC, AArch32 registers (shadow registers et al.) map onto AArch64 registersExophase2013/08/18 09:28 PM
                            IIRC, AArch32 registers (shadow registers et al.) map onto AArch64 registersMichael S2013/08/19 02:17 AM
                              IIRC, AArch32 registers (shadow registers et al.) map onto AArch64 registersExophase2013/08/19 08:42 AM
                    > 32 general purpose registersDoug S2013/08/18 12:21 AM
        How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Brett2013/08/17 11:20 AM
          How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Gabriele Svelto2013/08/18 02:12 PM
            How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Exophase2013/08/18 09:35 PM
          How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?mas2013/08/20 03:29 PM
      How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?mas2013/08/20 03:15 PM
        How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?none2013/08/20 03:31 PM
          How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?mas2013/08/20 04:08 PM
        How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Linus Torvalds2013/08/20 03:49 PM
          How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?mas2013/08/20 05:53 PM
            How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Linus Torvalds2013/08/20 07:52 PM
              How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?mas2013/08/21 12:21 AM
                How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Michael S2013/08/21 06:17 AM
                  How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?mas2013/08/21 07:05 AM
                    How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Michael S2013/08/21 07:27 AM
                      How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?none2013/08/21 07:53 AM
                        How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Michael S2013/08/21 08:02 AM
                          XScale wasn't synthesizablePatrick Chase2013/08/21 12:36 PM
                            XScale wasn't synthesizableMichael S2013/08/21 02:00 PM
                              XScale wasn't synthesizablePatrick Chase2013/08/21 03:02 PM
                              XScale wasn't synthesizablePatrick Chase2013/08/21 03:11 PM
                      How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?mas2013/08/21 08:45 AM
                  How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?mas2013/08/22 04:08 AM
            How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Doug S2013/08/20 10:47 PM
              How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Michael S2013/08/21 07:32 AM
              How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Patrick Chase2013/08/21 08:37 AM
              How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Patrick Chase2013/08/21 11:45 AM
                How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?EduardoS2013/08/21 12:02 PM
                  How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Patrick Chase2013/08/21 12:27 PM
                    How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Patrick Chase2013/08/21 12:47 PM
                      Is simplistic prediction still prediction?Paul A. Clayton2013/08/21 03:59 PM
                        Is simplistic prediction still prediction?Patrick Chase2013/08/22 12:16 PM
                          More like always not-taken, but yeah lame prediction (NT)Paul A. Clayton2013/08/22 01:27 PM
                      How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Linus Torvalds2013/08/21 04:25 PM
                        Athlon did something similar (but no dirty special case)Paul A. Clayton2013/08/21 07:47 PM
                          Athlon did something similar (but no dirty special case)Patrick Chase2013/08/22 12:13 PM
                        How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Patrick Chase2013/08/22 11:56 AM
                        How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Patrick Chase2013/08/22 12:29 PM
                          How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Linus Torvalds2013/08/22 01:40 PM
                    How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?anon2013/08/22 12:45 AM
                      How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Niels Jørgen Kruse2013/08/22 02:38 AM
                        How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Michael S2013/08/22 02:58 AM
                      How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Patrick Chase2013/08/22 08:44 AM
                        Are you sure P4 used IP-based way prediction?Paul A. Clayton2013/08/22 02:04 PM
                          Are you sure P4 used IP-based way prediction?Patrick Chase2013/08/22 03:40 PM
                        How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Patrick Chase2013/08/24 10:19 AM
                          How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Anon2013/08/25 01:15 AM
                            How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Patrick Chase2013/08/25 07:49 PM
                              Replay tornadoes? Paul A. Clayton2013/08/25 08:43 PM
                        How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?anon2013/08/25 04:22 PM
                          How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?anonymou52013/08/25 04:35 PM
                            I have the date and topic for a P4 Dcache postPaul A. Clayton2013/08/25 08:34 PM
                              Obviously that should have been "anonymous (no@spam.com)" (NT)Paul A. Clayton2013/08/25 08:45 PM
                              I have the date and topic for a P4 Dcache postPatrick Chase2013/08/26 09:04 AM
                                Could you provide a link?Paul A. Clayton2013/08/26 10:32 AM
                                  Could you provide a link?Patrick Chase2013/08/26 10:43 AM
                                    Thanks. I had a text copy without url.Paul A. Clayton2013/08/26 03:20 PM
                                      Thanks. I had a text copy without url.Patrick Chase2013/08/26 06:53 PM
                            How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?anon2013/08/25 09:37 PM
                              How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?David Kanter2013/08/26 02:31 PM
                              How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Patrick Chase2013/08/27 05:11 PM
                                I think even later P4s used width pipelining (NT)Paul A. Clayton2013/08/27 06:20 PM
    How does Power compare to ARM / MIPS?Vincent Diepeveen2013/08/26 05:04 AM
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