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SubjectRe: readl() / writel() on PowerPC

> I have been working on a driver for a PowerPC PCI card/framebuffer device,
> and noticed that the standard readl() and writel() for this platform to
> byte swapping, since PowerPC runs big-endian. However, at least for my
> hardware it's *really* not needed, and should just do a regular load
> store, as is done for CONFIG_APUS. Looking at another driver
> (drivers/char/bttv.h) I notice that Mr. Metzler redefines his read and
> write routines for PowerPC as well to do simple loads and stores to IO
> regions.
> Am I missing something? Is there some reason that readl() and
> writel() should byte-swap by default?

Use the fb_writeX/fb_readX functions in fbcon.h. They take care of these

Watchout for userland programs. You can NOT use memset on the
framebuffer on PPC due to caching issues. Use have to use tricks similar
to what is done in fbcon.h with fb_memset.

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