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SubjectRe: [patch 2.5] VGA IO on systems with multiple PCI IO domains
On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 10:32:53AM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> BTW, we still need a separate isa_request_mem_region(), since right now we
> cannot simply call request_mem_region(0xa0000, 0x10000) to request the VGA
> memory buffer in ISA memory space. On ia32 the plain request_mem_region() is
> OK, but on other archs you need to add the ISA memory space base.

I agree. Currently the VGA_MAP_MEM() hack does the trick in the vgacon.c,
but it would be a lot better to have a generic function.
However, I don't think that "isa_" prefix is good - as Ben pointed out,
legacy IO ranges of PCI devices like VGA, IDE, serial etc. can be
in other IO spaces than the real ISA bus.

What about
int pci_request_legacy_resource(struct pci_bus *bus, struct resource *res)
which would check res->flags and make appropriate decision?

The default in <linux/pci.h> for architectures like ia32 will be
static inline int
pci_request_legacy_resource(struct pci_bus *bus, struct resource *res)
struct resource *root = res->flags & IORESOURCE_IO ?
&ioport_resource : &iomem_resource;
return request_resource(root, res);

This can be overridden in <asm/pci.h>.

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