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SubjectRe: MMIO and gcc re-ordering issue
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On Fri, 2008-05-30 at 08:07 +0200, Haavard Skinnemoen wrote:
> On Fri, 30 May 2008 11:13:23 +1000
> Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
>
> > > Currently, this is the only interface I know that can do native-endian
> > > accesses, so if you take it away, I'm gonna need an alternative
> > > interface that doesn't do byteswapping.
> >
> > Are you aware that these also don't provide any ordering guarantee ?
>
> Yes, but I am not aware of any alternative.
>
> I think the drivers I've written have the necessary barriers (or dma
> ops with implicit barriers) that they don't actually depend on any
> DMA vs. MMIO ordering guarantees. I hope MMIO vs. MMIO ordering is
> guaranteed though?

Only to the same address I'd say.

Ben.




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