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Re: RM7k cache_flush_sigtramp

To: Dominic Sweetman <dom@mips.com>
Subject: Re: RM7k cache_flush_sigtramp
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 13:51:57 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, Adam Kiepul <Adam_Kiepul@pmc-sierra.com>, Fuxin Zhang <fxzhang@ict.ac.cn>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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Dominic,

> I think it would be better to provide cache manipulation calls defined
> top-down (by their purpose); but so long as we are stuck with calls
> which are defined as performing particular low-level actions, it's
> surely dangerous to guess that we know what they are used for so we
> can trim the functions accordingly...

 The API is not cast in stone -- if there's a justifiable benefit,
appropriate fuctions can be added; either completely new ones (possibly
inlined) or as an extension to cacheflush() (which still has 30 bits
freely available). 

  Maciej

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