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Re: PATCH: Fix ll/sc for mips (take 3)

To: Hartvig Ekner <hartvige@mips.com>
Subject: Re: PATCH: Fix ll/sc for mips (take 3)
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 12:37:06 +0100 (MET)
Cc: Justin Carlson <justinca@ri.cmu.edu>, Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>, "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>, Dominic Sweetman <dom@algor.co.uk>, GNU C Library <libc-alpha@sources.redhat.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <200202050839.JAA00051@copsun18.mips.com>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Hartvig Ekner wrote:

> Note that the issue of a "LL" will trigger bus watching activity in the
> system logic (and maybe delays?) I would personally try to avoid issuing
> "dangling" ll's in the normal case, even though the functionality would
> be ok, and in some cases they are inavoidable.

 I'd suppose the address comparator to be active all the time, as it's the
simpler approach and involves trivial asynchronous hardware and certainly
no performance hit. 

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