[linux-fbdev] Re: readl() and friends and eieio on PPC

Richard Henderson rth at cygnus.com
Mon Aug 16 10:29:12 EST 1999

On Mon, Aug 16, 1999 at 09:16:47AM +1000, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> The eieio instruction has two separate effects:
> 1. as a write barrier for writes to cacheable memory (hence wmb)
> 2. as a read/write barrier for reads and writes to non-cacheable
>    memory (hence iobarrier)

Ah.  The Alpha wmb instruction does _not_ have this second effect.


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