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    SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] Re: [PATCH] fbdev: Fix IO access in rivafb
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    On Sunday 14 November 2004 02:00, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > On Sat, 13 Nov 2004, Antonino A. Daplas wrote:
    > > Why not use in_be* and out_be* for __raw_read and raw_write?
    >
    > Please don't start using some stupid magic ppc-specific macros for a
    > driver that has no reason to be PPC-specific. It then only causes bugs
    > that show on one platform and not another.

    I'm not. I'm just wondering that if the other approach was taken (keep the
    hardware in little endian mode), then the write/read* macros, which are just
    wrappers for in_le*/out_le*, would have been used. Would it help fix (or
    cover up) bugs that are in PPC but not x86?

    Tony



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