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Date:   Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:20:25 -0400
From:   Sinan Kaya <>
        Sinan Kaya <>,
        Jeff Kirsher <>,,
Subject: [PATCH 4/7] igbvf: eliminate duplicate barriers on weakly-ordered archs

Code includes wmb() followed by writel(). writel() already has a barrier
on some architectures like arm64.

This ends up CPU observing two barriers back to back before executing the
register write.

Since code already has an explicit barrier call, changing writel() to

Signed-off-by: Sinan Kaya <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igbvf/netdev.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igbvf/netdev.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igbvf/netdev.c
index 4214c15..fe3441b 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igbvf/netdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igbvf/netdev.c
@@ -251,7 +251,7 @@ static void igbvf_alloc_rx_buffers(struct igbvf_ring *rx_ring,
 		 * such as IA-64).
-		writel(i, adapter->hw.hw_addr + rx_ring->tail);
+		writel_relaxed(i, adapter->hw.hw_addr + rx_ring->tail);

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