Re: [PATCH 2.6.13-rc1 07/10] IOCHK interface for I/O error handling/detecting

From: david mosberger <dmosberger_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-12 05:21:55
Yeah, PAL calls are very expensive.  On a zx1-type machine, I/O reads
take on the order of 1,000 cycles, so a PAL call would be an order of
magnitude more expensive.  Is PAL_MC_FLUSH really needed in that case?

  --david

On 7/11/05, Luck, Tony <tony.luck@intel.com> wrote:
> 
> >Why not be extra safe and call PAL_MC_FLUSH?  Or would that be too
> >expensive?
> 
> Just timed a call to PAL_MC_DRAIN (which is what I assume you meant).
> 
> Just over 13,000 cycles.
> 
> Is that too expensive?  How long does an i/o read take from a typical device?
> 
> -Tony
>
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