Re: Ordering between PCI config space writes and MMIO reads?

From: Matthew Wilcox <matthew_at_wil.cx>
Date: 2006-11-01 06:58:11
On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 11:53:02AM -0800, Roland Dreier wrote:
>  > Here's what I don't understand: according to PCI rules, pci config read
>  > can bypass pci config write (both are non-posted).
>  > So why does doing it help flush the writes as the comment claims?
> 
> No, I don't believe a read of a config register can pass a write of
> the same register.  (Someone correct me if I'm wrong)

I don't see anything in the PCI spec which forbids it, but I would
expect that hardware designers don't actually do that in practice.
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