Re: [Linux-ia64] New rev 2.1 SDM for Itanium published

From: Matt Chapman <matthewc_at_cse.unsw.edu.au>
Date: 2002-11-22 20:12:42
On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 07:47:11AM -0800, Mallick, Asit K wrote:
> This version includes the 3 new instructions:
> - atomic ops (16 byte compare and exchange)

I presume this one is not backwards-compatible with existing processor
implementations?  If so, should this be noted somewhere so that naive
people who read the manuals don't assume that it's implemented?

Matt
Received on Fri Nov 22 01:12:49 2002

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