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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] myri10ge - Driver core
Roland Dreier wrote:
> Still some suspicious uses of volatile here.
>
> For example:
>
>
>> +struct myri10ge_priv {
>>
> ...
>
>> + volatile u8 __iomem *sram;
>>
>
> as far as I can see this is always used with proper __iomem accessors,
> often with casts to strip the volatile anyway. So why is volatile needed?
>
> I would suggest an audit of all uses of volatile in the driver, since
> "volatile" in drivers really should be read "there's probably a bug
> here, and if not something very tricky is going on." If there are any
> valid uses of volatile then a comment should explain why, so that
> future reviewers don't have to try and puzzle out which of the
> two possible translations of volatile is correct.
>

You are right, we audited the code and it looks like we don't need any
volatile.

Thanks,
Brice

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