[PATCH] Document Linux's memory barriers [try #2]

Jesse Barnes jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org
Thu Mar 9 15:18:04 EST 2006

On Wednesday, March 08, 2006 5:36 pm, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> Jesse Barnes writes:
> > It uses a per-node address space to reference the local bridge. 
> > The local bridge then waits until the remote bridge has acked the
> > write before, then sets the outstanding write register to the
> > appropriate value.
> That sounds like mmiowb can only be used when preemption is disabled,
> such as inside a spin-locked region - is that right?

There's a scheduler hook to flush things if a process moves.  I think 
Brent Casavant submitted that patch recently.


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