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By: anon (spam.delete.delete.delete@this.this.this.spam.com), December 15, 2018 2:57 am
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Linus Torvalds (torvalds.delete@this.linux-foundation.org) on December 14, 2018 5:46 pm wrote:
> anon (spam.delete.delete.delete@this.this.this.spam.com) on December 14, 2018 3:25 pm wrote:
> >
> > There are multiple registers, but only one status register on x86. There's
> > no adressing, no lookup which of the most recent registers to use.
>
> .. but that is irrelevant wrt renaming.
>
> You can absolutely rename a single architectural register.
>
> There is a single architectural flags register, yes. But it can be renamed on top of multiple microarchitectural
> ones, so that you can have multiple independent chains of flag dependencies in flight concurrently.
>
> Exactly the same way that there is a single architectural %rax register, which
> can be renamed into multiple slots in the microarchitectural register file.
>
> There is absolutely zero difference conceptually between renaming %rax and renaming
> %eflags (although there are obviously many practical differences, and and partial
> register issues are very different indeed, as are the usage patterns etc).
>
> Linus

Let's ignore the partial register problems for now because like I said that doesn't really happen with macro fusion.

There is a massive conceptual difference between renaming one register and renaming 16 registers.
This isn't about rax and the status register pointing to one of multiple physical registers, this is about the instruction pointing to rax, rbx, rcx, ... which in turn point to one physical register each whereas anything involving the status register points to one (for the sake of argument) register.
Apart from both being renaming the situation is conceptually very different. SR renaming is much more similar to the stack engine than general register renaming.

Imagine what a mess the stack engine would be if push/pop could specify a register. So no, it's not all that similar.
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