here i mean 'flush' is 'write-back only'
--- Geert Uytterhoeven <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Oct 2007, veerasena reddy wrote:
> > In linux-2.6.18 (for MIPS24KE processor):
> > suppose if i want to do flush only then which API
> > should use?
> `flush' is fuzzy terminology: some people mean
> invalidate, others mean
> write back, others mean both.
> > Similarly, if i want to do invalidation only which
> > i should use?
> > --- Geert Uytterhoeven <email@example.com>
> > > On Mon, 1 Oct 2007, veerasena reddy wrote:
> > > > I have ported Linux-2.6.18 kernel on MIPS24KE
> > > > processor. I am using write back cache policy.
> > > >
> > > > Could you please guide me under what cases the
> > > below
> > > > cache API's are being used:
> > > > - dma_cache_wback_inv() : Could you explain
> > > > exactly this function does
> > >
> > > It does both write back and invalidate.
> > >
> > > > - dma_cache_wback() : This function write back
> > > > cache data to memory
> > > > - dma_cache_inv : This function invalidate
> > > cache
> > > > tags. so subsequent access will fetch from
> > >
> > > Note that 2.6.18 is old. The above functions are
> > > intended to be removed.
> Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond
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