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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: Create clflush() inline, remove hardcoded wbinvd
Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 02:19:58PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> Create an inline function for clflush(), with the proper arguments,
>> and use it instead of hard-coding the instruction.
>> This also removes one instance of hard-coded wbinvd, based on a patch
>> by Bauder de Oliveira Costa.
> I don't see much sense in it. CLFLUSH is not priviledged, paravirt
> doesn't need to change and this adds just an unnecessary layer of abstraction.

The main reason is that everyone seems to invoke it either incorrectly
or suboptimally.

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