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SubjectRe: [RESEND PATCH v2 9/9] ath5k: Constify ioreadX() iomem argument (as in generic implementation)
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On 19. 02. 20, 18:50, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
> The ioreadX() helpers have inconsistent interface. On some architectures
> void *__iomem address argument is a pointer to const, on some not.
>
> Implementations of ioreadX() do not modify the memory under the address
> so they can be converted to a "const" version for const-safety and
> consistency among architectures.
>
> Signed-off-by: Krzysztof Kozlowski <krzk@kernel.org>
> Acked-by: Kalle Valo <kvalo@codeaurora.org>
> ---
> drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/ahb.c | 10 +++++-----
> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/ahb.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/ahb.c
> index 2c9cec8b53d9..8bd01df369fb 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/ahb.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/ahb.c
> @@ -138,18 +138,18 @@ static int ath_ahb_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
>
> if (bcfg->devid >= AR5K_SREV_AR2315_R6) {
> /* Enable WMAC AHB arbitration */
> - reg = ioread32((void __iomem *) AR5K_AR2315_AHB_ARB_CTL);
> + reg = ioread32((const void __iomem *) AR5K_AR2315_AHB_ARB_CTL);

While I understand why the parameter of ioread32 should be const, I
don't see a reason for these casts on the users' side. What does it
bring except longer code to read?

thanks,
--
js

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