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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/6] x86, pmem: add PMEM API for persistent memory
On 05/28/2015 05:02 PM, Dan Williams wrote:
>
> Hmm, yes, but I believe Ross (on vacation now) was following the
> precedent set by commit cd8ddf1a2800 "x86: clflush_page_range needs
> mfence" whereby the api handles all necessary fencing internally.
> Shall we introduce something like __unordered_clflush_cache_range()
> for arch_persistent_flush() to use with the understanding it will be
> following up with the wmb() in arch_persistent_sync()?
>

Are we ever going to have arch_persistent_sync() without
arch_persistent_flush()?

However, thinking about it, it would be more efficient to do all flushes
first and then have a single barrier.

-hpa



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