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SubjectRe: [Lse-tech] Re: RFC: patch to allow lock-free traversal of lists with insertion
On Fri, 12 Oct 2001, Davide Libenzi wrote:

> On Fri, 12 Oct 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> >
> > On Fri, 12 Oct 2001, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> > >
> > > The problem is that even if cpu1 schedule the load of p before the
> > > load of *p and cpu2 does a = 1; wmb(); p = &a; , it could happen that
> > > even if from cpu2 the invalidation stream exit in order, cpu1 could see
> > > the value of p before the value of *p due a reordering done by the
> > > cache controller delivering the stream to cpu1.
> >
> > Umm - if that happens, your cache controller isn't honouring the wmb(),
> > and you have problems quite regardless of any load ordering on _any_ CPU.
> >
> > Ehh?
>
> I'm searching the hp-parisc doc about it but it seems that even Paul
> McKenney pointed out this.

ops, alpha



- Davide


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