Re: Locking comment on shrink_caches()

From: David S. Miller (
Date: Thu Sep 27 2001 - 14:41:34 EST

   From: Alan Cox <>
   Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 13:10:49 +0100 (BST)

   See prefetching - the CPU prefetching will hide some of the effect and
   the spin_lock_prefetch() macro does wonders for the rest.
Well, if prefetching can do it faster than avoiding the transaction
altogether, I'm game :-)

Franks a lot,
David S. Miller
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