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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 2/3] virtio network device

From: Rusty Russell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH 2/3] virtio network device
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 12:24:38 +1100
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On Sunday 09 December 2007 09:02:48 Anthony Liguori wrote:
> If QEMU ever got true SMP support, then virtio would not work as it
> requires 16-bit atomic writes which AFAIK is not possible on a number of
> non-x86 architectures.

Hmm?  Where is this requirement coming from?

I think everyone should stop using the word "atomic" in virtio discussions; 
it's confusing.


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