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    SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] Re: [PATCH] fbdev: Fix IO access in rivafb
    Hi Linus,

    At Mon, 8 Nov 2004 07:21:53 -0800 (PST),
    Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > On Mon, 8 Nov 2004, Antonino A. Daplas wrote:
    > >
    > > How about this patch? This is almost the original macro in riva_hw.h,
    > > with the __force annotation.
    > Why not just use __raw_readl/__raw_writel?
    > That's what they exist for, and they still do any IO accesses correctly,
    > which a direct store does not do (it would seriously break on older
    > alphas, for example).

    sorry for a dumb question but should readl/writel on big endian system
    swap like ppc does?

    hmm... checking source code, it seems like most arch indeed does that,
    except m68knommu, h8300 and microblaze. is it nommu thing?
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