Re: [RFC v1 01/16] lib: devres: don't enclose pcim_*() functions in CONFIG_HAS_IOPORT

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Tue Dec 11 2012 - 11:15:56 EST

On Tuesday 11 December 2012, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:43:49 +0000, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Friday 07 December 2012, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> > > The pcim_*() functions are used by the libata-sff subsystem, and this
> > > subsystem is used for many SATA drivers on ARM platforms that do not
> > > necessarily have I/O ports.
> >
> > I think this one is wrong as the CONFIG_HAS_IOPORT does not refer to the
> > presence of PIO ports but to whether or not they provide an ioport_map
> > function. If there is no ioport_map(), devm_pci_iomap will fail to link
> > as far as I can tell.
> The problem is that on ARCH_MULTI_V7, ARCH_VEXPRESS is forcefully
> enabled. And ARCH_VEXPRESS selects NO_IOPORT.. so you don't have the
> pcim_*() functions, and therefore libata-sff.c (needed for many SATA
> drivers) will not build. How do you solve this?

What you describe here are probable two bugs, and we should fix both:

* ARCH_VEXPRESS should not select NO_IOPORT. It's generally wrong
to select this in combination with ARCH_MULTIPLATFORM, when some
of the other platforms you may enable actually have IOPORT mapping

* We should not unconditionally select ARCH_VEXPRESS from ARCH_MULTIPLATFORM.
There is no reason why we would enable that platform for building
a kernel that runs on only one other platform.

> I'm not sure which devm_pci_iomap() you're referring to since my patch
> makes only the pcim_iomap_table(), pcim_iomap(), pcim_iounmap(),
> pcim_iomap_regions(), pcim_iomap_regions_request_all() and
> pcim_iounmap_regions() available under CONFIG_PCI instead of CONFIG_PCI

Sorry, I meant pcim_iomap.

> So maybe you were referring to pcim_iomap(). I haven't checked in
> details, but I guess it builds because ioport_map() is implemented in
> arch/arm/mm/iomap.c.

Right. If an ioport_map function is provided for a given platform,
we should also set HAVE_IOPORT and vice versa. This is probably
fallout of the io.h conversion for multiplatform.

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