[PATCH v4] Kconfig: introduce HAS_IOPORT option and select it as necessary

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Thu Apr 6 06:31:33 AEST 2023

On Wed, Apr 5, 2023, at 22:00, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On April 5, 2023 8:12:38 AM PDT, Niklas Schnelle <schnelle at linux.ibm.com> wrote:
>>On Thu, 2023-03-23 at 17:33 +0100, Niklas Schnelle wrote:
>>> We introduce a new HAS_IOPORT Kconfig option to indicate support for I/O
>>> Port access. In a future patch HAS_IOPORT=n will disable compilation of
>>> the I/O accessor functions inb()/outb() and friends on architectures
>>> which can not meaningfully support legacy I/O spaces such as s390.
>>> >>
>>Gentle ping. As far as I can tell this hasn't been picked to any tree
>>sp far but also hasn't seen complains so I'm wondering if I should send
>>a new version of the combined series of this patch plus the added
>>HAS_IOPORT dependencies per subsystem or wait until this is picked up.
> You need this on a system supporting not just ISA but also PCI.
> Typically on non-x86 architectures this is simply mapped into a memory window.

I'm pretty confident that the list is correct here, as the HAS_IOPORT
symbol is enabled exactly for the architectures that have a way to
map the I/O space. PCIe generally works fine without I/O space, the
only exception are drivers for devices that were around as early PCI.


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