Re: [PATCH] X86: MM: Add PAT Type write-through in combination withmtrr

From: Andreas Werner
Date: Mon Oct 28 2013 - 06:45:27 EST

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 11:31:32AM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Borislav Petkov <bp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 11:17:49AM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >
> > > And regular write-back cacheable isn't sufficient because the
> > > CPU could do things like prefetch your range automatically?
> >
> > Yeah, he's doing a CLFLUSH anyway which basically makes it a
> > write-through...
> The CLFLUSH is done afterwards (making it a use-once thing), so WB
> might still be faster and would avoid the PAT headache ...
> Thanks,
> Ingo
What i do right now is:
1. clflush the data range to read from my mmio device
2. read the data.
On PCIe Tracer i see the pcie bursts.

If i mark the region WB and call clflush my system will crash without
any message, it just stop working.

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