Steven J. Jahr - Granite Bay CA
Patrick A. Bueb - Auburn CA
Hewlett Packaged Company - Palo Alto CA
Atomic list insertion is provided for multi-master bus operation where masters use different sized bus transactions that require special management techniques to prevent interleaved accesses from returning invalid data. The update of a list entry. Next field is made an atomic operation, where atomic is defined as indivisible. To this end, the list entry. Next field is subdivided into two parts and a terminator list entry is provided.