[PATCH] Remove powerpc specific parts of 3c509 driver

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at pobox.com
Thu Sep 21 07:29:04 EST 2006

Segher Boessenkool wrote:
>>>>> Sure, PCI busses are little-endian.  But is readX()/writeX() for PCI
>>>>> only?
>>>> Yes.
>>>> For other buses, use foo_writel(), etc.
>>> Can this please be documented then?  Never heard this before...
>> You have come late to the party.
> WHat do you mean here?  Could you please explain?
>> This has been the case for many, many years.
> No, it was never documented AFAICS.

A de facto standard does not need to be documented, to be a de facto 

A lot of Linux "standards" are often based on emails from Linus buried 
halfway down a thread.  A decision gets made, and people follow.

>> And there is no point in a massive rename to pci_writel(), either.
> That would be really inconvenient, sure.  It's also inconvenient
> that all the nice short names are PCI-only.

Only to you, a decided minority of developers.


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