[PATCH 1/2] [IDE] Platform IDE driver (was: MMIO IDE driver)

Scott Wood scottwood at freescale.com
Thu Jul 26 05:05:56 EST 2007

Sergei Shtylyov wrote:
>>+	hwif->hw.io_ports[IDE_DATA_OFFSET] = port;
>>+	port += (1 << pdata->ioport_shift);
>>+	     i++, port += (1 << pdata->ioport_shift))
>     Looks like shift doesn't buy as anything, why not just use stride?

It doesn't buy us anything in here, but it's conceivable that someone 
may want to write a driver that uses a shift in the I/O accessor rather 
than an array of port offsets, and it's easier to convert a shift to a 
stride than the other way around (not all architectures have an 
equivalent of the cntlzw innstruction, and shift makes it clear that the 
stride must be power-of-two).  Plus, using shift is consistent with what 
we do on ns16550.


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