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SubjectRe: [Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH v3 09/18] fm10k: Eliminate duplicate barriers on weakly-ordered archs
On 3/16/2018 12:30 PM, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 9:16 AM, Sinan Kaya <> wrote:
>> Code includes wmb() followed by writel(). writel() already has a
>> barrier on some architectures like arm64.
>> This ends up CPU observing two barriers back to back before executing
>> the register write.
>> Since code already has an explicit barrier call, changing writel() to
>> writel_relaxed().
>> Signed-off-by: Sinan Kaya <>
> You can update the writel call in fm10k_tx_map as well.
> Of the drivers updated in drivers/net/ethernet/intel/* it looks like
> this is the only one that still requires any additional changes.

will do. thanks for the feedback.

> Thanks.
> - Alex

Sinan Kaya
Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc. as an affiliate of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is a member of the Code Aurora Forum, a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.

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