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SubjectRe: [PATCH 53 of 53] ipath - add memory barrier when waiting for writes
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    ralphc> I don't have a lot to add to this other than I looked at
ralphc> the assembly code output for -Os and -O3 and both looked
ralphc> OK. I put the mb() in to be sure the writes were complete
ralphc> and I found this to work by experimentation. Without it,
ralphc> the driver fails to read the EEPROM correctly.

Hmm, that doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling. Basically on x86-64
you're adding an unneeded mfence instruction to work around
miscompilation?

Is i2c_wait_for_writes miscompiled without the mb() with -Os? What
does the bad assembly look like?

- R.
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