Patent Number: 8,819,392

Title: Providing metadata in a translation lookaside buffer (TLB)

Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a translation lookaside buffer (TLB) to store entries each having a translation portion to store a virtual address (VA)-to-physical address (PA) translation and a second portion to store bits for a memory page associated with the VA-to-PA translation, where the bits indicate attributes of information in the memory page. Other embodiments are described and claimed.

Inventors: Champagne; David (Princeton, NJ), Tiwari; Abhishek (Urbana, IL), Wu; Wei (Hillsboro, OR), Hughes; Christopher J. (San Jose, CA), Kumar; Sanjeev (San Jose, CA), Lu; Shih-Lien (Portland, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 12/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018