Histogram Tables



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Histogram Tables

The most interesting and useful monitoring circuits in the memory modules are histogram tables that allow accumulation of statistics concerning memory accesses. The hardware for generating these tables is of a general structure, and can be configured to collect different types of information. For each table, there are two halves: one that is being currently generated, and another that was already generated and has overflowed. The idea behind this is that once any entry in a table overflows, an interrupt is generated so that software can examine the information as desired, but in the meantime monitoring can still continue using the other half of the table. For brevity, we provide only a single example of such a table below, but there are several others that are available.



Stephen D. Brown
Wed Jun 28 18:34:27 EDT 1995