3.5. Memory model

The Cortex-A57 MPCore multiprocessor views memory as a linear collection of bytes numbered in ascending order from zero. For example, bytes 0-3 hold the first stored word, and bytes 4-7 hold the second stored word.

The processor can store words in memory as either:

See the ARM® Architecture Reference Manual ARMv8 for more information about big-endian and little-endian memory systems.

Note

Instructions are always treated as little-endian.

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