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  • Last Updated : 19 Nov, 2018

For a pipelined CPU with a single ALU, consider the following situations

1. The j + 1-st instruction uses the result of the j-th instruction
    as an operand
2. The execution of a conditional jump instruction
3. The j-th and j + 1-st instructions require the ALU at the same 
   time

Which of the above can cause a hazard ?
(A) 1 and 2 only
(B) 2 and 3 only
(C) 3 only
(D) All of above


Answer: (D)

Explanation: Case 1: Is of data dependency .this can’t be safe with single ALU so read after write.

Case 2:Conditional jumps are always hazardous they create conditional dependency in pipeline.

Case 3:This is write after read problem or concurrency dependency so hazardous

All the three are hazardous

So (D) is correct option.

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