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SubjectRe: [RFC v2 25/39] pcmcia: add HAS_IOPORT dependencies
On Wed, May 4, 2022 at 1:38 AM Bjorn Helgaas <> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 03:50:41PM +0200, Niklas Schnelle wrote:
> > In a future patch HAS_IOPORT=n will result in inb()/outb() and friends
> > not being declared. PCMCIA devices are either LEGACY_PCI devices
> > which implies HAS_IOPORT or require HAS_IOPORT.
> >
> > Acked-by: Dominik Brodowski <>
> > Co-developed-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
> > Signed-off-by: Niklas Schnelle <>
> > ---
> > drivers/pcmcia/Kconfig | 2 +-
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/pcmcia/Kconfig b/drivers/pcmcia/Kconfig
> > index 2ce261cfff8e..32b5cd324c58 100644
> > --- a/drivers/pcmcia/Kconfig
> > +++ b/drivers/pcmcia/Kconfig
> > @@ -5,7 +5,7 @@
> >
> > menuconfig PCCARD
> > tristate "PCCard (PCMCIA/CardBus) support"
> > - depends on !UML
> > + depends on HAS_IOPORT
> I don't know much about PC Card. Is there a requirement that these
> devices must use I/O port space? If so, can you include a spec
> reference in the commit log?

I think for PCMCIA devices, the dependency makes sense because
all device drivers for PCMCIA devices need I/O ports.

For cardbus, we can go either way, I don't see any reference to
I/O ports in yenta_socket.c or the pccard core, so it would build
fine with or without I/O ports.

> I do see the PC Card spec, r8.1, sec says:
> All CardBus PC Card adapters must support either memory-mapped I/O
> or both memory-mapped I/O and I/O space. The selection will depend
> largely on the system architecture the adapter is intended to be
> used in. The requirement to also support memory-mapped I/O, if I/O
> space is supported, is driven by the potential emergence of
> memory-mapped I/O only cards. Supporting both modes may also
> position the adapter to be sold into multiple system architectures.
> which sounds like I/O space is optional.

An earlier version of the patch series had a separate
here, which I think made this clearer:

Almost all architectures that support CONFIG_PCI also provide
HAS_IOPORT today (at least at compile time, if not at runtime),
with s390 as a notable exception. Any machines that have legacy
PCI device support will also have I/O ports because a lot of
legacy PCI cards used it, and any machine with a pc-card slot
should also support legacy PCI devices.

If we get new architectures without I/O space in the future, they
would certainly not care about supporting old cardbus devices.


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