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ARM_SYNC_ICACHE(2)         System Calls Manual (ARM)        ARM_SYNC_ICACHE(2)

NAME
     arm_sync_icache -- clean the CPU data cache and flush the CPU instruction
     cache

LIBRARY
     ARM Architecture Library (libarm, -larm)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <machine/sysarch.h>

     int
     arm_sync_icache(uintptr_t addr, size_t len);

DESCRIPTION
     arm_sync_icache() will make sure that all the entries in the processor
     instruction cache are synchronized with main memory and that any data in
     a write back cache has been cleaned.  Some ARM processors (e.g. SA110)
     have separate instruction and data caches thus any dynamically generated
     or modified code needs to be written back from any data caches to main
     memory and the instruction cache needs to be synchronized with main
     memory.

     On such processors arm_sync_icache() will clean the data cache and
     invalidate the processor instruction cache to force reloading from main
     memory.  On processors that have a shared instruction and data cache and
     have a write through cache (e.g. ARM6) no action needs to be taken.

     The routine takes a start address addr and a length len to describe the
     area of memory that needs to be cleaned and synchronized.

ERRORS
     arm_sync_icache() will never fail so will always return 0.

REFERENCES
     StrongARM Data Sheet

NetBSD 7.1.2                   January 17, 2014                   NetBSD 7.1.2