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Re: flush_kernel_dcache_page() not needed ?

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Subject: Re: flush_kernel_dcache_page() not needed ?
From: Atsushi Nemoto <anemo@mba.ocn.ne.jp>
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2007 22:52:39 +0900 (JST)
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Fri, 31 Aug 2007 14:25:03 +0200, Franck Bui-Huu <vagabon.xyz@gmail.com> 
wrote:
> I noticed that there's currently (v2.6.23-rc4) no implementation
> of this function even for mips CPUs that have dcache aliasing.
> 
> Could anybody explain why ?

Maybe because the API was not called by anybody until 2.6.23-rc1 :)

Now copy_strings() calls this and I'm wondering we should implement or
not.  It seems the kernel works fine for me without the API...

Do you have any problem due to luck of the API?

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Atsushi Nemoto

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