On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 1:11 AM Scott Branden firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 2019-10-11 6:31 a.m., Luis Chamberlain wrote:
On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 12:40:02PM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
On Mon, 26 Aug 2019 19:24:22 +0200, Scott Branden wrote:
I will admit I am not familiar with every subtlety of PCI accesses. Any comments to the Valkyrie driver in this patch series are appreciated. But not all drivers need to work on all architectures. I can add a depends on x86 64bit architectures to the driver to limit it to such.
But it's an individual board on PCIe, and should work no matter which architecture is? Or is this really exclusive to x86?
Yes, this is exclusive to x86. In particular, 64-bit x86 server class machines with PCIe gen3 support. There is no reason for these PCIe boards to run in other lower end machines or architectures.
It doesn't really matter that much what you expect your customers to do with your product, or what works a particular machine today, drivers should generally be written in a portable manner anyway and use the documented APIs. memcpy() into an __iomem pointer is not portable and while it probably works on any x86 machine today, please just don't do it. If you use 'sparse' to check your code, that would normally result in an address space warning, unless you add __force and a long comment explaining why you cannot just use memcpy_to_io() instead. At that point, you are already better off usingn memcpy_to_io() ;-)