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Re: [Xen-devel] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 00/14] Remove old_portio users for memory region PIO mapping

On 08.10.2012, at 18:18, Andreas FÃrber <afaerber@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Am 08.10.2012 14:23, schrieb Alexander Graf:
>> When running on PowerPC, we don't have native PIO support. There are a few 
>> hacks
>> around to enable PIO access on PowerPC nevertheless.
>> The most typical one is the isa-mmio device. It takes MMIO requests and 
>> converts
>> them to PIO requests on the (QEMU internal) PIO bus.
>> This however is not how real hardware works and it limits us in the ability 
>> to
>> spawn eventfd's on PIO ports which doesn't work with this approach.  Instead,
>> let's model it more easily. Let's just map the PIO memory region into MMIO
>> space.
>> For this to work, we need to get rid of all old_portio struct users, as they
>> break with this approach. This is what this patch set does.
> Looks sensible to me as far as reviewed, but I'm missing a patch 13 that
> actually rips out old_portio afterwards. :)

I'll leave that as an exercise for the reader :)


> Andreas
>> It also converts
>> the e500 machines and sPAPR to the new memory region model.
>> Alex
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