Re: [PATCH] readX_relaxed interface

From: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes_at_sgi.com>
Date: 2004-01-16 09:56:58
On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 02:16:40PM -0800, Grant Grundler wrote:
> Outside the context of PCI-X Relaxed Ordering, this violates PCI
> ordering rules. Any patches to drivers *using* the new readb()
> variants in effect work around this violation. I"m ok with that - just
> want it to be clear.

Yep, that's an advantage of this API--you only use it when you know it's
ok to violate those rules.

> PCI-X support will need a different interface
> (eg pcix_enable_relaxed_ordering()) to support
> it's form of "Relaxed Ordering".

Right, seperate issue.

> > If it looks ok, I'll add in macros for the other arches and send it out
> > for inclusion.
> 
> It looks ok to me.

Great, thanks.

Jesse
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