On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 08:04:42PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> > > What would be the downside to enabling 64 bit operations in user space
> > > on a 32 bit kernel (setting the PX bit in the status register?). The
> > > particular issue is that I want to access 64 bit-memory mapped registers,
> > > and I really need to do it as an atomic operation. I tried borrowing
> > > sibyte/64bit.h from the kernel, but I get an illegal instruction on the
> > > double ops.
> > Common design bug in hardware, imho ...
> Well, ioremap() can be used to get at these areas (as well as any
> others), whether we call it a bug or not.
What I called a bug is the necessity to access hardware registers with
64-bit loads and stores in some systems as opposed to of 32-bit
instructions - that simply doesn't work from 32-bit universes.
To clarify, it was my understanding of Steve's problem he needs 64-bit
loads and stores, not something in the 64-bit physical address space.
The later problem obviously would get a different answer.