8.7. Memory types and L1 memory system behavior

The behavior of the L1 memory system depends on the type attribute of the memory that is being accessed:

Table 8.17 summarizes the processor memory types and associated behavior.

Table 8.17. Memory types and associated behavior

Memory typeCan be cachedMergingRestartableInternal exclusives Locked swaps
NormalSharedNoYesYesPartiallyYes
Non-sharedYesYesYesYesNo
DeviceSharedNoNoNoPartiallyYes
Non-sharedNoNoNoYesYes
Strongly-orderedSharedNoNoNoPartiallyYes

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