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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 00/27] kill devm_ioremap_nocache
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On 2017/12/25 9:09, Yisheng Xie wrote:
> hi Christophe and Greg,
>
> On 2017/12/24 16:55, christophe leroy wrote:
>>
>>
>> Le 23/12/2017 à 16:57, Guenter Roeck a écrit :
>>> On 12/23/2017 05:48 AM, Greg KH wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 06:55:25PM +0800, Yisheng Xie wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>
>>>>> When I tried to use devm_ioremap function and review related code, I found
>>>>> devm_ioremap and devm_ioremap_nocache is almost the same with each other,
>>>>> except one use ioremap while the other use ioremap_nocache.
>>>>
>>>> For all arches? Really? Look at MIPS, and x86, they have different
>>>> functions.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Both mips and x86 end up mapping the same function, but other arches don't.
>>> mn10300 is one where ioremap and ioremap_nocache are definitely different.
>>
>> alpha: identical
>> arc: identical
>> arm: identical
>> arm64: identical
>> cris: different <==
>> frv: identical
>> hexagone: identical
>> ia64: different <==
>> m32r: identical
>> m68k: identical
>> metag: identical
>> microblaze: identical
>> mips: identical
>> mn10300: different <==
>> nios: identical
>> openrisc: different <==
>> parisc: identical
>> riscv: identical
>> s390: identical
>> sh: identical
>> sparc: identical
>> tile: identical
>> um: rely on asm/generic
>> unicore32: identical
>> x86: identical
>> asm/generic (no mmu): identical
>
> Wow, that's correct, sorry for I have just checked the main archs, I means
> x86,arm, arm64, mips.
>
> However, I stall have no idea about why these 4 archs want different ioremap
> function with others. Drivers seems cannot aware this? If driver call ioremap
> want he really want for there 4 archs, cache or nocache?

Could you please help about this? it is out of my knowledge.

Thanks
Yisheng

>
>>
>> So 4 among all arches seems to have ioremap() and ioremap_nocache() being different.
>>
>> Could we have a define set by the 4 arches on which ioremap() and ioremap_nocache() are different, something like HAVE_DIFFERENT_IOREMAP_NOCACHE ?
>
> Then, what the HAVE_DIFFERENT_IOREMAP_NOCACHE is uesed for ?
>
> Thanks
> Yisheng
>>
>> Christophe
>>
>>>
>>> Guenter
>>>
>>>>> While ioremap's
>>>>> default function is ioremap_nocache, so devm_ioremap_nocache also have the
>>>>> same function with devm_ioremap, which can just be killed to reduce the size
>>>>> of devres.o(from 20304 bytes to 18992 bytes in my compile environment).
>>>>>
>>>>> I have posted two versions, which use macro instead of function for
>>>>> devm_ioremap_nocache[1] or devm_ioremap[2]. And Greg suggest me to kill
>>>>> devm_ioremap_nocache for no need to keep a macro around for the duplicate
>>>>> thing. So here comes v3 and please help to review.
>>>>
>>>> I don't think this can be done, what am I missing? These functions are
>>>> not identical, sorry for missing that before.
>
> Never mind, I should checked all the arches, sorry about that.
>
>>>>
>>>> thanks,
>>>>
>>>> greg k-h
>>>>
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