Re: [PATCH v18 6/7] crypto: caam: cleanup CONFIG_64BIT ifdefs when using io{read|write}64

From: Andy Shevchenko
Date: Wed Jul 04 2018 - 13:10:33 EST

On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 8:01 PM, Logan Gunthorpe <logang@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 7/4/2018 9:06 AM, Fabio Estevam wrote:

> Hmm, well in fairness that commit didn't add any BE operations so
> lower/higher address is the same as lower/higher data being written.
> hi-lo/lo-hi is a bit ambiguous in that sense and designing it to match
> the semantics of the only user seemed to make sense at the time. I
> didn't even check the rough comments in an old commit message which I
> wouldn't really take as canonical. Also, it seems to me, most hardware
> would expect you to write in order of the address (if it cares at all)
> not in the order of the higher/lower data word. Though, I have no
> explicit examples only a gut feeling.

We have an iDMA 32-bit hardware (see drivers/dma/dw/) which has an
extension 64-bit registers where only one of them has a specific bit
to "commit" the changes written to all of them. And by some very
unknown reason that bit is in lo part which automatically means we
must to write it last.

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko