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Re: Malta crashes on the latest 2.4 kernel

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <>
Subject: Re: Malta crashes on the latest 2.4 kernel
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 08:56:17 +0200 (MEST)
Cc: Ralf Baechle <>, "H. J. Lu" <>, Jun Sun <>, Linux/MIPS Development <>
In-reply-to: <005c01c228a2$fb2bf450$10eca8c0@grendel>
On Thu, 11 Jul 2002, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> I note that Ralf has, in fact, applied the fix to the
> OSS CVS repository.  I also note that "BARRIER"
> is still defined to be a string of 6 nops.  I would argue
> (again) that those really, really ought to be ssnops,
> and that if they *were* ssnops, one could probably
> have fewer of them.

Sorry for being ignorant, but what's the difference between nop and ssnop?

I see that SSNOP is defined to be `sll zero,zero,1' in <asm/asm.h>, but that
doesn't give me any clue.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

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