Subject: Re: memsync() proposal (Was: Re: cacheflush() proposal)
To: <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/08/1999 20:23:55
On Mon, Feb 08, 1999 at 05:15:47PM +0100, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> We won't delete pre-existing APIs to the functionality, that is:
> - we wont delete the MIPS cacheflush()  (or what was its name) and the
>   libarch function on ARM32
> - we wont make trap #12 on m68k unusable
> - we wont manipulate the assembler to not output the PPC cache manipulation
>   instructions
I forgot:

> That is: knowledgable programmers 

and old software

> can use the architecture-specific interfaces
> if they so wish.
> All I want is an interface that can be used

by new programs, that dont want to do all the architecture specific stuff