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Unformatted text preview: Either by translating the inst into a nop, or marking the instruction as invalid. 3. [1 piont] No forwarding path to comparator for branches. 4. [2 points] No. The forwarding problem relates to how instructions before the branch propagate their values to the branch. The delay slot addresses how instructions AFTER the branch are fetched. 5. [4 points] The easy way is to add forwarding logic to the values that are used by the comparator. This will almost certainly cause an increase in the critical path, however....
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- Spring '04
- Computer Architecture