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Re: DECStation: Support for PMAZ-AA TC SCSI card?

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: DECStation: Support for PMAZ-AA TC SCSI card?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 20:42:56 +0200
Cc: "Houten K.H.C. van (Karel)" <vhouten@kpn.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1020722192254.2373M-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>; from macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl on Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 07:32:04PM +0200
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On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 07:32:04PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

> > We had some discussion with the IA64 guys at SGI on how to handle this
> > kind of I/O ordering issues.  We never came to a final conclusion but
> > the proposal was the introduction of separate memory barriers macros for
> > I/O stuff.  Anyway, I think for the moment we should go with your proposal.
> 
>  Well, nothing stops code from evolving -- if there is a need for a more
> finegrained choice of macros, we may fulfill it, don't we?

Frequently a 80% solution is the worst possible because the remaining
unsolved 20% are not enough inclination to get things fixed.  However in
this particular case I agree with you.

  Ralf


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