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Date:	Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:23:31 -0700
From:	Stephen Boyd <>
To:	Thierry Reding <>
CC:	Russell King <>,
	Catalin Marinas <>,
	Will Deacon <>,
	Arnd Bergmann <>,,,,
	Ben Herrenschmidt <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/3] asm-generic/io.h: Implement generic {read,write}s*()

On 07/14/14 02:10, Thierry Reding wrote:
> The reason behind this was that people have been told to migrate towards
> using io{read,write}{8,16,32}_rep() because {read,write}s{b,w,l}() are
> not as "portable". The only reason why the aren't portable is because no
> generic versions of them existed. That's what this series originally
> started out as.
> Also, it's somewhat backwards (and inconsistent) to go through the io*()
> functions when it's known up front that the device will always only be
> memory-mapped and never I/O mapped. So with these patches going forward,
> people should be using either {read,write}{,s}{b,w,l}() *or* their
> io{read,write}{8,16,32}{,_rep}() counterparts, not mixing them.

Thanks. Can we please have this explanation in the commit text?

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