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CACHEFLUSH(2)              Linux Programmer's Manual             CACHEFLUSH(2)



NAME
       cacheflush - flush(8,n) contents of instruction and/or data cache

SYNOPSIS
       #include <asm/cachectl.h>

       int cacheflush(char *addr, int nbytes, int cache);

DESCRIPTION
       cacheflush flushes contents of indicated cache(s) for user addresses in(1,8)
       the range addr to (addr+nbytes-1). Cache may be one of:

       ICACHE Flush the instruction cache.

       DCACHE Write back to memory and invalidate  the  affected  valid  cache
              lines.

       BCACHE Same as (ICACHE|DCACHE).


RETURN VALUE
       cacheflush returns 0 on success or -1 on error. If errors are detected,
       errno will indicate the error.

ERRORS
       EFAULT Some or all of the address range addr to (addr+nbytes-1) is  not
              accessible.

       EINVAL cache parameter is not one of ICACHE, DCACHE, or BCACHE.


BUGS
       The  current  implementation  ignores  the  addr and nbytes parameters.
       Therefore always the whole cache is flushed.

NOTE
       This system call is only available on MIPS based  systems.   It  should
       not be used in(1,8) programs intended to be portable.



Linux 2.0.32                      1995-06-27                     CACHEFLUSH(2)

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