Subject: Re: more on understanding caches.
To: None <,>
From: Toru Nishimura <>
List: port-mips
Date: 07/24/2000 11:38:16
>>  - Flush
>>         Make sure target address range contents synchronized
>>         with cache, if any, then discard the copy in cache.
> I would prefer to avoid the ambiguous 'flush' term, and have the
> operations be named along these lines.
> Invalidate
> Writeback
> Writeback+Invalidate

It was the initial thought of mine, indeed.  However, I hesitate to
supercede and conceal 'write-thru' notion with the term of
'write-back' although it's reasonable to construct cache operations
in write-back centric fashion because write-thru is mostly invible
for kernel logics.

Tohru Nishimura