Re: Cache issues

From: David S. Miller (
Date: Mon Jul 02 2001 - 17:47:36 EST

NIIBE Yutaka writes:
> I've looked thorough all flush_page_to_ram and flush_icache_page calls.
> If the architecture support follows the rule of Documentation/cachetlb.txt,
> I think that all the occurrences of flush_page_to_ram and
> flush_icache_page are (almost) bogus now.

Unfortunately several ports still use the old calls and do not make
use of flush_dcache_page etc.

So these older intefaces may not be arbitrarily removed in 2.4.x

The goal is to eventually remove them, this is true. But it must
be done in 2.5.x at the earliest.

David S. Miller
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