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SubjectRe: [RFC v2 01/39] Kconfig: introduce HAS_IOPORT option and select it as necessary
On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 03:49:59PM +0200, Niklas Schnelle wrote:
> We introduce a new HAS_IOPORT Kconfig option to indicate support for
> I/O Port access. In a future patch HAS_IOPORT=n will disable compilation
> of the I/O accessor functions inb()/outb() and friends on architectures
> which can not meaningfully support legacy I/O spaces such as s390 or
> where such support is optional.

So you plan to drop inb()/outb() on architectures where I/O port space
is optional? So even platforms that have I/O port space may not be
able to use it?

This feels like a lot of work where the main benefit is to keep
Kconfig from offering drivers that aren't of interest on s390.

Granted, there may be issues where inb()/outb() does the wrong thing
such as dereferencing null pointers when I/O port space isn't
implemented. I think that's a defect in inb()/outb() and could be
fixed there.

Bjorn

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