Re: [RFC 0/4] Add SN2 Special Memory driver.

From: Christoph Hellwig <>
Date: 2004-09-10 17:33:57
On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 12:59:37PM -0500, Robin Holt wrote:
> I am not sure how to read this.  The fetchop function is a feature specifically
> in the SN2 memory controller.  Are you saying we should have a driver that
> provides fetchops for all ia64?  That seems wrong since it is a hardware feature.
> If, on the other hand, you are saying that the uncached and cached drivers
> should be available for all ia64 and the fetchop only if you are on sn2, I
> can understand that.  That actually seems rather reasonable.

Yes, that's what I meant.  Even if it's mostly useful for SGI's userland
it's implementation shouldn't depend on a SN2 kernel if it doesn't use any
SN2-specific functionality.

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