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The Hw/Sw Interface. Section 6: Arrays and Structs

30 Nov 2015   |   iker hurtado  
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These are my notes on the section 6 of the course (Coursera): The Hardware/Software Interface (by Gaetano Borriello, Luis Ceze - University of Washington)

Arrays

I embed some slides about array (normal, multidimensional and multi-level) allocation and access from a low-level point of view; it is not a complicated topic.

The aspect that most caught my attention was the use ofaddress computation (more info) facility for efficient access to array elements.

Structs

More interesting for me the two last lectures about the mapping and alignment of structs in memory. Some basic slides (for more detailed info watch the video-lecture):

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