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    SubjectRe: Locking comment on shrink_caches()
    Linus Torvalds writes:
    > This message is in MIME format. The first part should be readable text,
    > while the remaining parts are likely unreadable without MIME-aware tools.
    > Send mail to for more info.

    Yuk! MIME! I thought you hated it too?

    > PIII:
    > nothing: 32 cycles
    > locked add: 50 cycles
    > cpuid: 170 cycles
    > P4:
    > nothing: 80 cycles
    > locked add: 184 cycles
    > cpuid: 652 cycles
    > Remember: these are for the already-exclusive-cache cases. ]
    > What are the athlon numbers?

    Athalon 850 MHz:
    nothing: 11 cycles
    locked add: 12 cycles
    cpuid: 64 cycles

    BTW: your code had horrible control-M's on each line. So the compiler
    choked (with a less-than-helpful error message). Of course, cat t.c
    showed nothing amiss. Fortunately emacs doesn't hide information.


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