small fix for mips

Marc Lehmann schmorp at
Fri Jul 5 00:29:33 CEST 2013

On Thu, Jul 04, 2013 at 12:58:47PM +0200, Ralf Baechle <ralf at> wrote:
> The Linux solution to deal with the unavailability of SYNC, LL and SC
> instruction on R3000-class CPUs is to emulate them in the kernel.

So if I get this right, forcing the sync instruction to be used means either
use something newer than mips1, or use GNU/Linux.

That doesn't sound quite ideal, but is good enough for the time being,
especially now that I have this much background information - thanks for
providing that!

> syscall.  It'd perform better on MIPS I processors but punish anything
> more modern so its use is discouraged unless optimizing code for MIPS I.
> And who would do that these days?


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