Re: Linux spin_unlock debate (fwd)

From: Oliver Xymoron (
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 23:49:51 EST

On Tue, 25 Apr 2000, Andy Glew wrote:

> Not every i486 and i386 MP was weakly ordered.
> Most weren't.
> A few were.
> Intel had no control over which was and which wasn't,
> because everything was at the mercy of the system integrator.

The ones that were weakly ordered probably didn't match the Intel MP boot
spec either and are unlikely to ever be supported. Not because it's not
doable, but since it's been 5+ years and no one's cared enough to do it

 "Love the dolphins," she advised him. "Write by W.A.S.T.E.." 

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