[Cbe-oss-dev] [PATCH] Implement check_legacy_ioport() on PS3

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Mar 30 11:47:40 EST 2007

On Fri, 2007-03-30 at 11:43 +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-29 at 20:45 -0500, Olof Johansson wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 01:02:52AM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > > It doesn't like it when we poke at legacy I/O ports like the i8042. We
> > > should probably change the _default_ to return -ENODEV, and let any
> > > strange platform which wants to allow unfettered access provide its own
> > > function for that.
> > 
> > I ran into the very same thing earlier myself and had exactly the same
> > idea. However, it turned out then that it would have meant adding more
> > cases of ioport being allowed than it would have removed the opposite. It
> > might have changed since then. Either way it's annoying.
> No I just looked at it too. We have 19 platforms, 7 define
> check_legacy_ioport(), 6 of those return ENODEV, one does something
> useful. Which leaves 12 platforms that get the default "return 0"
> behaviour.
> I still don't like it though, having to opt _out_ of random io port
> poking is not nice.

Well, we need to do what I suggested I think, that is have a default
helper that checks the device-tree. Only platforms that do have legacy
ISA crap -and- don't have them properly in the device-tree would then
need to provide their own.


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