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SubjectRe: [PATCH] (Longhaul 1/5) PCI: Protect bus master DMA from Longhaul by rw semaphores
Alan Cox wrote:
> Ar Mer, 2006-06-28 am 20:25 +0200, ysgrifennodd Rafał Bilski:
>> AUTOHALT, this means interrupts must be disabled except for the time tick,
>> which should be reset to >=1ms. Care must be taken to avoid other system events
>> that could interfere with this operation. A few examples are snooping, NMI,
>> INIT, SMI and FLUSH."
>
> "snooping". So we do need the cache sorting out.
>

If I understand correctly, trouble occurs when the processor tries to
snoop? Would disabling (via MSR) and flushing the caches before changing
the frequency help in that case?

Groeten,
Bart

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