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SubjectRe: [patch] the other __raw_writel's
On Thu, 19 Aug 1999, Alan Cox wrote:

> > said:
> > > Take care, they are wrong. long is 64bit on sparc64, don't be
> > > confused by read long when it is in fact a 32bit read.
> >
> > Then readl and writel are the wrong names for the routines.
> > We ought to rename them while we're at it.
> The use of l for 32bits is pretty consistent. htonl() is another fine
> example of this. If you want 64bits call em something else

Isn't this because a "longword" is 32 bits? So the use of "q" for
"quadword" is appropriate for a 64 bit operation.

# bryan at terran dot org

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