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Re: rfc about an uncommented string

To: Fuxin Zhang <>
Subject: Re: rfc about an uncommented string
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 13:28:43 +0200 (CEST)
Cc: Ralf Baechle <>, Carlo Perassi <>, Linux/MIPS Development <>
In-reply-to: <>
Original-recipient: rfc822;
References: <20051009134106.GB9091@voyager> <> <>
On Mon, 10 Oct 2005, Fuxin Zhang wrote:
> We are using 8172 for 2.4 kernels presently,although may drop it
> sometime later.
> I don't read the 2.6 code,but it seems it remains the same as the copy
> in 2.4(except that #ifdef changes).I can't see why the code is broken?
> In case you mean the ioport address,mips_io_port_base for that board is
> 0xa0000000, inb(0x14000060) is reading from 0xb4000060, which is correct
> for it.

Shouldn't mips_io_port_base be 0xb4000000 for your board, so inb(0x60) looks
more like a PC-style keyboard controller access?

> Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 09, 2005 at 03:41:06PM +0200, Carlo Perassi wrote:
> >>As suggested (*) by Arthur Othieno on the kernel-janitors mailing list,
> >>I bounce here this email for collecting comments.
> >>The old email refers to 2.6.13-rc6 but the code is still the same on
> >>2.6.14-rc3.
> >>Thank you.
> >>
> >>Hi.
> >>
> >>I'd like to collect some comments about the following code
> >>segment I found in
> >>linux-2.6.13-rc6/arch/mips/ite-boards/generic/it8172_setup.c
> >>(the "^^^" sequence is not mine, it's in the code)
> > 
> > 
> > I know, I put it there.  The code was obviously broken, so I place this
> > hard to miss not right into the middle of it.  It's there since ages and
> > nobody did complain.  So unless somebody complains - and that complaint
> > better include some patches - I will delete support for the IT8172 and
> > it's eval board.



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