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Re: Cache Question

To: "Kapoor, Pankaj" <>
Subject: Re: Cache Question
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 23:32:12 +0100
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On Tue, Nov 23, 2004 at 12:19:21PM -0600, Kapoor, Pankaj wrote:

> Is there any specific reason why the cache invalidation routine is
> executed with interrupts disabled? 

That interrupt disabling in some cache flushes dates back further than
CVS history.  Seems once uppon a time there was some CPU which didn't
like cache flushes with interrupts enabled.  This is rather bad for
latencies so unless somebody else on this list recalls a good reason
I'd like to remove this.


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