[PATCH RFC 0/3] API for 128-bit IO access

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Wed Jan 24 02:22:13 PST 2018

On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 12:05:16PM +0300, Yury Norov wrote:
> This series adds API for 128-bit memory IO access and enables it for ARM64.
> The original motivation for 128-bit API came from new Cavium network device
> driver. The hardware requires 128-bit access to make things work. See
> description in patch 3 for details.
> Also, starting from ARMv8.4, stp and ldp instructions become atomic, and
> API for 128-bit access would be helpful in core arm64 code.

Only for normal, cacheable memory, so they're not suitable for IO accesses
as you're proposing here.


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