Re: [PATCH 02/05] resource: add resource_type() and IORESOURCE_TYPE_BITS

From: Magnus Damm
Date: Fri Jul 18 2008 - 05:05:57 EST

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 5:33 PM, Ben Dooks <ben-linux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 05:24:59PM +0900, Magnus Damm wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 4:56 PM, Ben Dooks <ben-linux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > You are changing a simple test to a mask and compare, is anyone going
>> > to produce resources with an IORESOURCE_MEM and an IORESOURCE_IO
>> > together?
>> Actually, I'd like to replace the one-bit-per-type strategy with a
>> N-bit counter. But that is not very compatible with the case you are
>> pointing out. I'm not sure if that's a combination we really want to
>> support though. Both IRQ and DMA doesn't make much sense to me. =)
> I'm not saying it is a bad idea, I just do not know if anyone is
> currently relying on this to work...

In V1 I posted both a mega patch that went through and converted arch/
and also a patch that converted the type into a N-bit counter. In V2
I've taken more of a step-by-step approach and not converted into a
N-bit counter.

I'm thinking that this patch shouldn't break anything since the bits
are left exactly like before. And the code in drivers/base/platform.c
seems to treat the bits as only one should be set anyway. For instance
platform_device_add() seems to prioritize IORESOURCE_MEM over

Or did I change the logic in drivers/base/platform without realizing it?


/ magnus
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