[bryan at staidm.org: [PATCH] ppc32 copy_to_user dcbt fixup]

Olof Johansson olof at austin.ibm.com
Wed Mar 17 04:06:05 EST 2004

linas at austin.ibm.com wrote:
> So,
> Does the problem described below affect the ppc64 cpu's?

(I assume you mean the ppc64 kernel, not cpus; some of our 64-bit
machines can run 32-bit kernels and would be affected there :-)

Besides that: No, there's no cache prefetch in the loops on ppc64. The
only places where dcbt is used is to fetch the first block in memcpy and


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