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SubjectRe: Locking comment on shrink_caches()
   From: Alan Cox <>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 13:10:49 +0100 (BST)

See prefetching - the CPU prefetching will hide some of the effect and
the spin_lock_prefetch() macro does wonders for the rest.

Well, if prefetching can do it faster than avoiding the transaction
altogether, I'm game :-)

Franks a lot,
David S. Miller
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