>>>>> On Mon, 26 Nov 2001 20:09:46 +1100, Ralf Baechle <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
>> By the way, I have some boards which require special I/O routines.
>> Some of these boards need byteswap on PCI I/O region but noswap on
>> ISA region. And some of these boards do not require byteswap but
>> need swap the address ('port' values). I added following codes to
>> support these boards. Is it worth to apply?
ralf> Not as is - the kernel has changed, so your patch wouldn't apply
Yes, I had not noticed that changes. Thank you.
ralf> Aside of that I don't think we'll have any alternative to do
ralf> something along the lines of your patch. There are for example
ralf> systems where the high 8 bits of the I/O or memory address on
ralf> the ISA bus are supplied in a separate register of the chipset,
ralf> not as part of the memory address itself. It's really
ralf> remarkable how much bad taste some hardware designers have ...
So, what should we do for these tasteless hardware? Is there any
suggestions? (please don't say "Do not eat" ...)