[PATCH] drm/amdgpu: replace readq/writeq with atomic64 operations

Koenig, Christian Christian.Koenig at amd.com
Wed Aug 7 10:55:01 UTC 2019

Am 07.08.19 um 12:41 schrieb Christoph Hellwig:
> On Wed, Aug 07, 2019 at 08:53:25AM +0000, Koenig, Christian wrote:
>> Am 07.08.19 um 09:08 schrieb Christoph Hellwig:
>>> On Wed, Aug 07, 2019 at 10:56:40AM +0800, Tao Zhou wrote:
>>>> readq/writeq are not supported on all architectures
>>> NAK.  You must not use atomic_* on __iomem (MMIO) memory.
>> Well then what's the right thing to do here?
>> Essentially writeq/readq doesn't seems to be available on all
>> architectures either.
> writeq/readq are provided whenever the CPU actually supports 64-bit
> atomic loads and stores.

Is there a config option which we can make the driver depend on?

I mean that ARM doesn't support 64bit atomic loads and stores on MMIO is 
quite a boomer for us.

Toa do you of hand know what we actually need the 64bit atomic stores 
for? E.g. what is the hardware background?


> If it doesn't provide them atomic64* is
> not going to be atomic vs the I/O device either.  And that is on top
> of the fact that for various architectures you can't simply use
> plain loads and stores on MMIO memory to start with, which is why
> we have the special accessors and the __iomem annotation.

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