RFC on writel and writel_relaxed

Jason Gunthorpe jgg at ziepe.ca
Tue Mar 27 03:54:25 AEDT 2018

On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 11:08:45AM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> > > This is a super performance critical operation for most drivers and
> > > directly impacts network performance.
> Perhaps there ought to be writel_nobarrier() (etc) that never contain
> any barriers at all.
> This might mean that they are always just the memory operation,
> but it would make it more obvious what the driver was doing.

I think that is what writel_relaxed is supposed to be.

The only restriction it has is that the writes to a single device
using UC memory must be kept in program order..


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