Byte sizes (was Re: 2.8M 3.5' floppy
mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Tue Mar 15 23:03:28 CST 2005
>>> Umm 6 bits is perfect for BCD, look at IBM's 1620 : 4 bits BCD, 1
>>> bit sign flag/length flag 1 bit parity
>> Parity? That is the job of the memory controller - having the
>> processor figure out parity is just a waste of CPU.
> That depends on whether you trust the datapath between the memory and
> the CPU.
If not, the place to put parity checking is on the CPU end of that
datapath - not in programmer-visible data bits!
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