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Re: first packages for mipsel

To: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Subject: Re: first packages for mipsel
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 18:48:42 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>, debian-mips@lists.debian.org, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20010406152836.A21459@paradigm.rfc822.org>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Fri, 6 Apr 2001, Florian Lohoff wrote:

> For SMP versions we could currently just put an "#error" in it. There has
> to be machine dependent support as the older SGI Challenge have. So dont
> worry on that case.

 Yep, DS5800 provides hw for atomic ops as well -- a write to a specific
location makes the next memory read and write cycle atomic.

 The kernel may choose whatever way is needed for particular hw (if we
ever support it).

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