_IO_IS_ISA question

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Mar 26 09:28:17 EST 2004

> I take back what I took back and put forth my initial argument:  isync does
> do what I thought it did.  It waits for completion (which is what we want)
> but it also causes a refetch (which we don't want).  The refetch can be
> something like 200 or 300 clock cycles on power5 I think (antonb knows for
> sure) which is one hell of a price to pay.

That long ? Even when re-fetching from a hot cache line ?

Also, think how long the actual IO is ...


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