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Date:	Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:38:33 +0200
From:	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
To:	Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>
Cc:	Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@...il.com>,
	Russell King <linux@....linux.org.uk>,
	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@....com>,
	Will Deacon <will.deacon@....com>,
	Stephen Boyd <sboyd@...eaurora.org>,
	linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, linux-arch@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 1/3] asm-generic/io.h: Implement generic {read,write}s*()

On Friday 18 July 2014 23:06:31 Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> > 
> > All these things are not introduced by your patch but now that
> > you show some love and care for this file maybe we could take
> > the next step and bring more order to the current semi chaos?
> 
> And I just noticed...
> 
> These are never used - and only defined a few places:
> #define inb_p(addr)     inb(addr)
> #define inw_p(addr)     inw(addr)
> #define inl_p(addr)     inl(addr)
> #define outb_p(x, addr) outb((x), (addr))
> #define outw_p(x, addr) outw((x), (addr))
> #define outl_p(x, addr) outl((x), (addr))
> 
> Likewise for these:
> #define insb_p(port,to,len)     insb(port,to,len)
> #define insw_p(port,to,len)     insw(port,to,len)
> #define insl_p(port,to,len)     insl(port,to,len)
> 
> #define outsb_p(port,from,len)  outsb(port,from,len)
> #define outsw_p(port,from,len)  outsw(port,from,len)
> #define outsl_p(port,from,len)  outsl(port,from,len)
> 
> 
> 
> This set:
> #define inb_p(addr)     inb(addr)
> #define inw_p(addr)     inw(addr)
> #define inl_p(addr)     inl(addr)
> #define outb_p(x, addr) outb((x), (addr))
> #define outw_p(x, addr) outw((x), (addr))
> #define outl_p(x, addr) outl((x), (addr))
> 
> Should have a comment that say they are deprecated.
> Especially the "b" variants still have many users.

Are they? I don't remember ever seeing a reason to deprecate
them. We could perhaps enclose them in #ifdef CONFIG_ISA, but
there may also be some drivers that use the same code for ISA
and PCI, and it doesn't really hurt on PCI.

	Arnd
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