Re: "movb" for spin-unlock (was Re: namei() query)

From: Oliver Xymoron (
Date: Mon Apr 24 2000 - 12:09:28 EST

On Mon, 24 Apr 2000, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

> hmmm, ok, if someone wants to try the microcode idea - I will put the
> latest Intel Microcode chunk (as a maintainer of P6 microcode update
> driver for Linux I receive updates from Intel directly) on the web and
> let you guys know.

Probably not necessary. The only test results that suggest there's a
problem were invalid (a thinko on my part). The manfred.c I posted should
break on _all_ dual x86 systems. I've got a dozen confirmations for my new
test, but I'm still waiting for some early PPro stepping results (still
need 1, 2, and 6).

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