Re: [PATCH] drivers: Let several drivers depends on HAS_IOMEM for 'devm_ioremap_resource'

From: Chris Metcalf
Date: Thu Jul 31 2014 - 16:09:58 EST

On 7/17/2014 5:05 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
On Thursday 17 July 2014 16:41:14 Chris Metcalf wrote:
On 7/17/2014 7:28 AM, Chen Gang wrote:
According to current source code, tile still has chance to choose
NO_IOMEM, for me, welcome the tile's maintainer's ideas or suggestions.
I'm not really sure. It's true that on tile, if you don't enable PCI
support there's no other I/O memory (or I/O port) space you can use.
We pretty much always enable PCI support in our kernel, though. I'm
kind of surprised that other architectures don't also have the model
that IOMEM requires PCI, but perhaps most architectures just don't
encode that in the Kconfig file?
Only s390 as far as I know. Most architectures have integrated
peripherals that use MMIO without PCI.

Yes, and tilegx has these too (quite a few of them). The memory-mapped
devices are accessed by specifying a shim x,y coordinate in the high bits
of the physical address, in conjunction with an MMIO type in the TLB entry.
Various tilegx drivers set up these kinds of mappings in the page table.

The issue with ioremap() is that it takes a generic resource_size_t
"physical address", and we don't have any general-purpose layer that maps
particular PAs to shim coordinates, other than for TRIO (our PCI peripheral).
Right now we just check the PCI root complexes that we have configured in
the kernel, and if the pseudo physical address requested is in a range that
we're associating with one of the root complexes, we will use the appropriate
mapping against the appropriate TRIO shim to set up its x,y coordinate in
the page table.

So it makes some kind of sense to condition HAS_IOMEM on PCI, even though
naively it seems like it shouldn't be strictly related.

Chris Metcalf, Tilera Corp.

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