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SubjectRe: [PATCH V5 1/3] ARM64 LPC: Indirect ISA port IO introduced
On Wed, Nov 09, 2016 at 10:16:42AM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Tue, 2016-11-08 at 12:03 +0000, Mark Rutland wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 08, 2016 at 11:47:07AM +0800, zhichang.yuan wrote:
> > >
> > > For arm64, there is no I/O space as other architectural platforms, such as
> > > X86. Most I/O accesses are achieved based on MMIO. But for some arm64 SoCs,
> > > such as Hip06, when accessing some legacy ISA devices connected to LPC, those
> > > known port addresses are used to control the corresponding target devices, for
> > > example, 0x2f8 is for UART, 0xe4 is for ipmi-bt. It is different from the
> > > normal MMIO mode in using.
> >
> > This has nothing to do with arm64. Hardware with this kind of indirect
> > bus access could be integrated with a variety of CPU architectures. It
> > simply hasn't been, yet.
>
> On some ppc's we also use similar indirect access methods for IOs. We
> have a generic infrastructure for re-routing some memory or IO regions
> to hooks.
>
> On POWER8, our PCIe doesn't do IO at all, but we have an LPC bus behind
> firmware calls ;-) We use that infrastructure to plumb in the LPC bus.

Just to check, do you hook that in your inb/outb/etc?

Generally, it would seem nicer if we could have higher-level
isa_{inb,outb,whatever} accessors that we could hook separately from
other IO.

We don't necessarily have to move all ISA drivers over to that if we had
a separate symbol for that interface.

Thanks,
Mark.

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