[PATCH] Document Linux's memory barriers

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Mar 8 11:35:16 EST 2006

On Maw, 2006-03-07 at 12:57 +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > They don't, but according to Documentation/DocBook/deviceiobook.tmpl
> > they are performed by the compiler in the order specified.
> I don't think that's correct. Probably the documentation should
> be fixed.

It would be wiser to ensure they are performed in the order specified.
As far as I can see this is currently true due to the volatile cast and
most drivers rely on this property so the brown and sticky will impact
the rotating air impeller pretty fast if it isnt.

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