Re: [PATCH 09/12] unicore32 machine related files: hardware registers

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Sat Feb 26 2011 - 08:16:25 EST

On Saturday 26 February 2011, Guan Xuetao wrote:
> > > #ifndef __ASSEMBLY__
> > >
> > > -# define __REG(x) (*((volatile unsigned long *)io_p2v(x)))
> > > -# define __PREG(x) (io_v2p((unsigned long)&(x)))
> > > +# define __REG(x) (void __iomem *)io_p2v(x)
> >
> > The patch looks correct, but if you make the the definition for
> > PKUNITY_MMIO_BASE contain the cast to (void __iomem *), you no
> > longer need another cast.
> Because the io_p2v(x) calculate x and PKUNITY_IOSPACE_BASE,
> all registers should be added with (void __iomem *).
> So I prefer to remain the previous patch.

The problem with the definition of io_p2v is that it gives you
an type that is impossible to use correctly, except in assembly
code. Linux assumes that MMIO registers in virtual space
are __iomem pointers, and we like that to be consistent.

If you have a function that returns a virtual address, it should
really have the same type as any other function that uses a virtual

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