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SubjectRe: [RFT 00/13] iomap: Constify ioreadX() iomem argument
Hi Christophe,

On Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 9:35 AM Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr> wrote:
> Le 08/01/2020 à 09:18, Krzysztof Kozlowski a écrit :
> > On Wed, 8 Jan 2020 at 09:13, Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
> >> On Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 9:07 AM Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
> >>> On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 5:53 PM Krzysztof Kozlowski <krzk@kernel.org> wrote:
> >>>> The ioread8/16/32() and others have inconsistent interface among the
> >>>> architectures: some taking address as const, some not.
> >>>>
> >>>> It seems there is nothing really stopping all of them to take
> >>>> pointer to const.
> >>>
> >>> Shouldn't all of them take const volatile __iomem pointers?
> >>> It seems the "volatile" is missing from all but the implementations in
> >>> include/asm-generic/io.h.
> >>
> >> As my "volatile" comment applies to iowrite*(), too, probably that should be
> >> done in a separate patch.
> >>
> >> Hence with patches 1-5 squashed, and for patches 11-13:
> >> Reviewed-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>
> >
> > I'll add to this one also changes to ioreadX_rep() and add another
> > patch for volatile for reads and writes. I guess your review will be
> > appreciated once more because of ioreadX_rep()
>
> volatile should really only be used where deemed necessary:
>
> https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/volatile-considered-harmful.html
>
> It is said: " ... accessor functions might use volatile on
> architectures where direct I/O memory access does work. Essentially,
> each accessor call becomes a little critical section on its own and
> ensures that the access happens as expected by the programmer."

That is exactly the use case here: all above are accessor functions.

Why would ioreadX() not need volatile, while readY() does?

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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