[PATCH] Document Linux's memory barriers

Andi Kleen ak at suse.de
Tue Mar 7 22:13:46 EST 2006

On Tuesday 07 March 2006 19:30, David Howells wrote:

> > You're not supposed to do it this way anyways. The official way to access
> > MMIO space is using read/write[bwlq]
> True, I suppose. I should make it clear that these accessor functions imply
> memory barriers, if indeed they do, 

I don't think they do.

> and that you should use them rather than 
> accessing I/O registers directly (at least, outside the arch you should).

Even inside the architecture it's a good idea.


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