User Guide


4K Aliasing

Metric Description

This metric estimates how often memory load accesses were aliased by preceding stores (in the program order) with a 4K address offset. Possible false match may incur a few cycles to re-issue a load. However, a short re-issue duration is often hidden by the out-of-order core and HW optimizations. Hence, you may safely ignore a high value of this metric unless it propagates up into parent nodes of the hierarchy (for example, to L1_Bound).

Possible Issues

A significant proportion of cycles is spent dealing with false 4k aliasing between loads and stores.


Use the source/assembly view to identify the aliasing loads and stores, and then adjust your data layout so that the loads and stores no longer alias. See the
Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Optimization Reference Manual
for more details.

Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

Notice revision #20110804