Re: [Linux-fbdev-devel] Re: [PATCH] fbdev: Fix IO access in rivafb

From: Antonino A. Daplas
Date: Sat Nov 13 2004 - 16:32:21 EST

On Sunday 14 November 2004 02:00, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Nov 2004, Antonino A. Daplas wrote:
> > Why not use in_be* and out_be* for __raw_read and raw_write?
> Please don't start using some stupid magic ppc-specific macros for a
> driver that has no reason to be PPC-specific. It then only causes bugs
> that show on one platform and not another.

I'm not. I'm just wondering that if the other approach was taken (keep the
hardware in little endian mode), then the write/read* macros, which are just
wrappers for in_le*/out_le*, would have been used. Would it help fix (or
cover up) bugs that are in PPC but not x86?


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