eieio rule-of-thumb?

Dan Brennan dmb8 at optonline.net
Thu May 23 23:54:51 EST 2002

If you are using the 8260 the eieio does nothing. From the 603e User's

The Enforce In-Order Execution of I/O (eieio) instruction is used to
ensure memory
reordering of noncacheable memory access. Since the 603e does not
noncacheable memory accesses, the eieio instruction is treated as a

Allen Curtis wrote:
> > For access to PCI devices, use:
> >
> > {in,out}{b,w,l}               access to PCI I/O space (little endian)
> > {read,write}{b,w,l}   access to PCI memory space (little endian)
> >
> > For access to non-PCI devices on PPC platforms, use:
> >
> > {in,out}_8
> > {in,out}_{le,be}{16,32}
> >
> All of these make sense, but what about the Internal Memory Map? Are you
> suggesting that these macros should be used to access internal control
> structures, buffer descriptors, etc and ignore the structures defined in
> cpm_8260.h and imap_8260.h? In a typical system, this is where most of the
> non-cacheable I/O will occur. In many cases you probably do not care what
> order things happen at the micro level, in some cases you do. If you
> understand the problem you can optimize your solution, otherwise put the fix
> everywhere out of paranoia.  :)

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