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From: John Garry <>
To: Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>,
	linux-arch <>,
	linux-pci <>,
	"Linux Kernel Mailing List" <>,
	Niklas Schnelle <>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL 1/2] asm-generic: rework PCI I/O space access
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2021 12:23:55 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

>> Anyway, one thing I mentioned earlier was that we could solve the
>> problem of drivers accessing unmapped IO ports and crashing systems on
>> archs which define PCI_IOBASE by building them under some "native port
>> IO support" flag.
> Right, that was part of the goal here.


>> One example of such a driver was F71805F sensor. You put that under
>> HAS_IOPORT, which would be available for all archs, I think. But I could
>> not see where config LEGACY_PCI is introduced. Could we further refine
>> that config to not build for such archs as arm64?
>> BTW, I think that the PPC dependency was added there to stop building
>> for power for that same reason, so hopefully we get rid of that.
> Good point. It seems that I actually never added the LEGACY_PCI option
> to my patch,

ok, it would be nice to see that.

> so I'm just not building those drivers any more, and not
> defining the inb()/outb() helpers either, causing a build failure when I'm
> missing an option.
> However it sounds like you are interested in a third option here, which
> brings us to:
> LEGACY_PCI: any PCI driver that uses inb()/outb() or is only available
>      on old-style PCI but not PCIe hardware without a bridge.
>      To be disabled for most architectures and possibly distros but can
>      be enabled for kernels that want to use those devices, as long as
>      CONFIG_HAS_IOPORT is set by the architecture.
> HAS_IOPORT: not a legacy PCI device, but can only be built on
>      architectures that define inb()/outb(). To be disabled for s390
>      and any other machine that has no useful definition of those
>      functions.

That seems reasonable. And asm-generic io.h should be ifdef'ed by 
HAS_IOPORT. In your patch you had it under CONFIG_IOPORT - was that 

On another point, I noticed SCSI driver AHA152x depends on ISA, but is 
not an isa driver - however it does use port IO. Would such dependencies 
need to be changed to depend on HAS_IOPORT?

I did notice that arm32 support CONFIG_ISA - not sure why.

> HARDCODED_IOPORT: (or another name you might think of,) Used by
>     drivers that unconditionally do inb()/outb() without checking the
>     validity of the address using firmware or other methods first.
>     depends on HAS_IOPORT and possibly architecture specific
>     settings.

Yeah, that sounds the same as what I was thinking. Maybe IOPORT_NATIVE 
could work as a name. I would think that only x86/ia64 would define it. 
A concern though is that someone could argue that is a functional 
dependency, rather than just a build dependency.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-03 11:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 30+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-02 13:47 [GIT PULL 1/2] asm-generic: rework PCI I/O space access Arnd Bergmann
2021-07-02 13:49 ` [GIT PULL 2/2] asm-generic: Unify asm/unaligned.h around struct helper Arnd Bergmann
2021-07-02 20:13   ` pr-tracker-bot
2021-07-02 19:42 ` [GIT PULL 1/2] asm-generic: rework PCI I/O space access Linus Torvalds
2021-07-03 12:12   ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-07-05 10:06     ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-08-03  9:46       ` John Garry
2021-08-03 10:06         ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-08-03 11:23           ` John Garry [this message]
2021-08-03 12:15             ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-08-04  7:55               ` John Garry
2021-08-04  8:52                 ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-08-10  9:19                   ` John Garry
2021-08-10 11:33                     ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-09-03  8:31                       ` Niklas Schnelle
2021-12-17 13:19                       ` Niklas Schnelle
2021-12-17 13:32                         ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-12-17 13:52                           ` Niklas Schnelle
2021-12-17 14:05                             ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-12-17 14:27                             ` John Garry
2021-12-17 14:32                               ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-12-17 15:27                                 ` John Garry
2021-12-17 15:55                                   ` Arnd Bergmann
2021-12-17 16:30                                     ` John Garry
2021-12-20  9:27                                       ` Niklas Schnelle
2021-12-21 16:48                                         ` John Garry
2021-12-21 16:57                                           ` Niklas Schnelle
2021-12-19 14:23                               ` David Laight
2021-12-21 16:21                                 ` John Garry
2021-07-05 12:40     ` Niklas Schnelle

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