Re: Locking comment on shrink_caches()

David S. Miller (
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 12:41:34 -0700 (PDT)

From: Alan Cox <>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 13:10:49 +0100 (BST)

See prefetching - the CPU prefetching will hide some of the effect and
the spin_lock_prefetch() macro does wonders for the rest.

Well, if prefetching can do it faster than avoiding the transaction
altogether, I'm game :-)

Franks a lot,
David S. Miller
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