help wrt semantics / primops for pure prefetches

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at
Sun Nov 23 06:42:49 UTC 2014

I've gotten some feedback and suggestions on IRC from Edwardk,
i'm currently massaging the new  (useful!) form through validate,
feedback on would be appreciated!

On Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 12:43 AM, Carter Schonwald <
carter.schonwald at> wrote:

> Hey Everyone,
> in
> and
> is some preliminary work to fix up how the pure versions of the prefetch
> primops work is laid out and prototyped.
> However, while it nominally fixes up some of the problems with how the
> current pure prefetch apis are fundamentally borken,  the simple design in
> D350 isn't quite ideal, and i sketch out some other ideas in the associated
> ticket #9353
> I'd like to make sure  pure prefetch in 7.10 is slightly less broken than
> in 7.8, but either way, its pretty clear that working out the right fixed
> up design wont happen till 7.12. Ie, whatever makes 7.10, there WILL have
> to be breaking changes to fix those primops for 7.12
> thanks and any feedback / thoughts appreciated
> -Carter
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