Alan Cox wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-10-04 at 13:11, Carsten Langgaard wrote:
> > Is a bus error exception an address related exception ?
> > I'm afraid some implementation think it's not.
> So you need an option for broken systems, no new news 8)
> > What about an UART RX register, we might loose a character ?
> > You can also configure you system, so you get a external interrupt from you
> > system controller in case of a bus error, there is no way the CPU can
> > relate this interrupt to the prefetching.
> The use of memcpy for I/O space isnt permitted in Linux, thats why we
> have memcpy_*_io stuff. Thus prefetches should never touch 'special'
> spaces. (On x86 the older Athlons corrupt their cache if you do this so
> its not a mips specific matter)
That's exactly the problem.
The actually loads and stores in memcpy is fine, it's the prefetching that
prefetch too much.
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