Re: Linux spin_unlock debate (fwd)

From: Jamie Lokier (
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 14:30:10 EST

Oliver Xymoron wrote:
> Not only have I now gotten positive test results for PPro steppings back
> to 1, I have confirmation from Intel folks. Thanks, Andy.

Andy Glew wrote:
> So: if you are willing to write code that should work correctly
> on every x86 multiprocessor to date (except for some of the
> earliest i386 and i486 MPs that were weakly ordered) you
> can use MOVB to release the lock.

I heard that Linux has been ported to i486 MPs :-)

-- Jamie

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