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[Q]: Was this chunk of a patch really intended?

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Subject: [Q]: Was this chunk of a patch really intended?
From: Jan-Benedict Glaw <jbglaw@lug-owl.de>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 11:35:31 +0200
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Hi!

I'm once again looking at R4k6 V1.7 support. Diffing out the patch which
removed V1.7 support, I find this chunk:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
@@ -1010,14 +921,12 @@
                blast_dcache32_page_indexed(page);
        }
 out:
-       __restore_flags(flags);
 }

 static void r4k_flush_cache_page_d32i32_r4600(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
                                              unsigned long page)
 {      
        struct mm_struct *mm = vma->vm_mm;
-       unsigned long flags;
        pgd_t *pgdp;
        pmd_t *pmdp;
        pte_t *ptep;
@@ -1032,7 +941,6 @@
 #ifdef DEBUG_CACHE
        printk("cpage[%d,%08lx]", (int)mm->context, page);
 #endif
-       __save_and_cli(flags);
        page &= PAGE_MASK;
        pgdp = pgd_offset(mm, page);
        pmdp = pmd_offset(pgdp, page);
@@ -1062,7 +970,6 @@
                blast_dcache32_page_indexed(page ^ dcache_waybit);
        }
 out:
-       __restore_flags(flags);
 }

 /* If the addresses passed to these routines are valid, they are
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Depending on this function's name, I think this part of the patch is not
that shiny. I'd suspect to leave __save_and_cli()/__restore_flags() in
this function, or to rename the function, as it used for more than only
R4600:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
        switch(mips_cpu.cputype) {
        case CPU_R4600:                 /* QED style two way caches? */
        case CPU_R4700:
        case CPU_R5000:
        case CPU_NEVADA:
                _flush_cache_page = r4k_flush_cache_page_d32i32_r4600;
        }
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

MfG, JBG

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