MMIO and gcc re-ordering (Was: [PATCH] [POWERPC] Improve (in|out)_beXX() asm code)

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Sat May 24 08:47:32 EST 2008

On Fri, 2008-05-23 at 16:14 -0500, Scott Wood wrote:

> As Trent pointed out, if you change to eieio in the accessors, that'd 
> require drivers to also use mmiowb() before spin_unlock(), which fewer 
> drivers currently do.

No, this is a totally different issue. And we keep track of the need
for a sync in spin_unlock already.


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