Re: [PATCH v3 00/17] Cross-architecture definitions of relaxed MMIO accessors

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Thu Sep 25 2014 - 11:11:14 EST

On Thursday 25 September 2014 15:55:38 Will Deacon wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 02:15:10PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Wednesday 24 September 2014 18:17:19 Will Deacon wrote:
> > > This is version three of the series I've originally posted here:
> > >
> > > v1:
> > > v2:
> > >
> > > This is basically just a rebase on top of 3.17-rc6, minus the alpha patch
> > > (which was merged into mainline).
> > >
> > > I looked at reworking the non-relaxed accessors to imply mmiowb, but it
> > > quickly got messy as some architectures (e.g. mips) deliberately keep
> > > mmiowb and readX/writeX separate whilst others (e.g. powerpc) don't trust
> > > drivers to get mmiowb correct, so add barriers to both. Given that
> > > arm/arm64/x86 don't care about mmiowb, I've left that as an exercise for
> > > an architecture that does care.
> > >
> > > In order to get this lot merged, we probably want to merge the asm-generic
> > > patch (1/17) first, so Acks would be much appreciated on the architecture
> > > bits.
> > >
> > > As before, I've included the original cover letter below, as that describes
> > > what I'm trying to do in more detail.
> > >
> >
> > I've now applied the parts of your series that are required to have
> > every architecture provide all the 'relaxed' accessors to the
> > asm-generic tree, on top of Thierry's series.
> Brill, thanks Arnd! I'll repost what's left during the next cycle, however
> I think you also need to pick the microblaze patch as it includes
> <asm-generic/io.h> before defining its relaxed accessors, so I think
> you'll get a redefinition warning from the preprocessor.

Good point, I'll add that on top then.

> > I had to change your first patch significantly because all the context
> > changed in his patches. See below for the new version. Thierry, can
> > you also confirm that this matches up with the intention of your
> > series? Since that now adds a separate #ifdef for each symbol, I
> > ended up putting the #ifdef for the relaxed version inside of the
> > #ifdef for the non-relaxed version, but it could alternatively
> > be defined outside of it as well.
> I think both work, as I can't find any architectures that define the
> relaxed variants but not the non-relaxed versions.

Actually I just made up my mind about that: Architectures are actually
supposed to provide the non-relaxed versions themselves using inline
assembly, but they don't need to provide the relaxed version.

The current version doesn't let you do that, so I'll keel the #ifdef
sections separate. This also means that I won't apply your patch 17:
we will keep needing the #ifdef to support all three relevant combinations:

a) architectures that provide neither and want to get the defaults
from asm-generic
b) architectures that provide the non-relaxed versions and want tog
to get just the relaxed version from asm-generic
c) architectures that provide both

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