[PATCH] arm: fix regression in ixp4xx clocksource

Richard Cochran richardcochran at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 01:15:10 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 01, 2011 at 11:58:26PM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 10:43:07AM +0200, Richard Cochran wrote:
> > Commit 234b6ceddb4fc2a4bc5b9a7670f070f6e69e0868
> > 
> >    clocksource: convert ARM 32-bit up counting clocksources
> > 
> > broke the build for ixp4xx and made big endian operation impossible.
> > This commit restores the original behaviour.
> I'm really not happy about using the MMIO clocksource stuff with random
> other read functions like this - it defeats the entire purpose of the
> MMIO clocksource stuff.  Maybe we should just undo the change for IXP4xx
> and treat it as "special" for the time being.

I took another look at the whole MMIO clocksource implementation and
can't understand why all of the accessors use le_to_cpu. This seems to
imply that all peripheral buses are little endian (except for ixp,
which no one cares about, anyhow).

I understand (or have been told) that almost all arm implementations
out there are little endian. Why not use use a normal load to read the
timer? Are there machines with LE peripheral buses but BE cores?


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