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SubjectRe: [PATCH] NVMe: Fix compilation on architecturs without readq/writeq
On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 5:01 PM, Matthew Wilcox
<matthew.r.wilcox@intel.com> wrote:
> The only places that uses readq/writeq are in the initialisation
> path.  Since they're not performance critical, always use readl/writel.

The arch rules are that i fthe architecture has readq/writeq, they
will be #define'd (they may be inline functions, but there will be a

#define readq readq

to make it visible to the preprocessor as well).

So if you don't need the atomicity guarantees of a "real" readq, you
can do this instead:

#ifndef readq
static inline u64 readq(void __iomem *addr)
{
return readl(addr) | (((u64) readl(addr + 4)) << 32LL);
}
#endif

and then use readq() as if it existed.

And I do think we should expose this in some generic manner. Because
we currently don't, we already have that pattern copied in quite a few
drivers.

Maybe <asm-generic/io-nonatomic.h> or something? Making it clear that
its not atomic, but avoiding the silly duplication we do now..

This whole mess was introduced in commit dbee8a0affd5 ("x86: remove
32-bit versions of readq()/writeq()"), and it already talked about the
problems but didn't help with the drivers that simply don't care.

All the people in those threads were doing their self-satisfied
"writeq is broken", without much acknowledging that 99% of users
simply don't seem to care.

"Occupy Writeq - We are the 99%"

Linus
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