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From: "Benjamin Herrenschmidt" <>
To: "Linus Torvalds" <>
Cc: "Alan Cox" <>,
	"Andre Hedrick" <>,
	"Linux Kernel Mailing List" <>,
	"Jens Axboe" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fix ide-iops for big endian archs
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 00:44:28 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20020925224428.5676@> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

>On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
>> --- 1.1/drivers/ide/ide-iops.c	Wed Sep 11 08:54:11 2002
>> +++ edited/drivers/ide/ide-iops.c	Wed Sep 25 14:19:58 2002
>> @@ -54,12 +54,20 @@
>>  static inline void ide_insw (u32 port, void *addr, u32 count)
>>  {
>> +#ifdef __BIG_ENDIAN
>> +	insw(port, addr, count);
>> +#else	
>>  	while (count--) { *(u16 *)addr = IN_WORD(port); addr += 2; }
>> +#endif	
>If insw is correct on big-endian, then it sure as hell should be correct 
>on little-endian. I don't understand why we wouldn't use insw on PC's, 
>since it's smaller and much more traditional.

Well, i'm pretty sure it is, though I didn't want to post a patch
affecting what currently work, I prefer letting you or other
x86 addicts figure that out :)

In the case of ide_inswp though, there is a real problem as there
is no equivalent of the "p" functions on non-x86 anyway, and you
can't easily reproduce the "insw" semantics with {in,out}{w,l}
without adding useless double-byteswap on BE. But on the other
hand, the IDE layer doesn't use ide_inswp() callback, and the
case where "p" functions are used is currently broken on BE
as well (see ide_{input,output}_data when drive->slow is true).

I suggest that you get this patch in asap (eventually swithing
to insw unconditionally in ide_insw) so at least 2.5 works again
properly on BE, further cleanup of the iops is pending, I'm waiting
for Alan own experiments before I push again my own that remove
all "p" iops and all of the {IN,OUT}{BYTE,WORD,LONG} macros.


  reply	other threads:[~2002-09-26  9:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2002-09-25 12:32 [PATCH] fix ide-iops for big endian archs Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2002-09-25 18:22 ` Linus Torvalds
2002-09-25 22:44   ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt [this message]
2002-09-26 15:11     ` Alan Cox
2002-09-26 15:16       ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2002-09-26 16:04       ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2002-09-26 15:09 ` Alan Cox
2002-09-26 15:14   ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2002-09-26 20:58     ` Richard Zidlicky
2002-09-26 21:03       ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
     [not found] <>
2002-09-25 18:19 ` Pete Zaitcev
2002-09-25 19:57   ` David S. Miller
2002-09-25 22:49     ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt
2002-09-25 22:48   ` Benjamin Herrenschmidt

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