Re: [BUG FIX] Make x86_32 uni-processor Atomic ops, Atomic

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Thu May 28 2009 - 08:49:21 EST


> The observation that executing an unnecessary 'lock' opcode in some
> cases slows down the machine is not felt by myself to be significant
> to duplicating my observations. Note: I have been wrong before.
> This is as informative as I can make the message.
> PS: *not* a single machine failure, tested on five machines, owned
> by four different people, two brands, with different use histories.

I have seen some problems on via c7m based machines, where some 'smart
bios person' implemented EC access in AML (normally, it is accessed
from ec.c driver). Maybe you have similary bad bios?

(cesky, pictures)
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