[PATCH v6 4/5] PCI: vmd: Update type of the __iomem pointers

David Laight David.Laight at ACULAB.COM
Mon Nov 30 04:06:56 EST 2020

From: Krzysztof Wilczynski
> Sent: 29 November 2020 23:08
> Use "void __iomem" instead "char __iomem" pointer type when working with
> the accessor functions (with names like readb() or writel(), etc.) to
> better match a given accessor function signature where commonly the
> address pointing to an I/O memory region would be a "void __iomem"
> pointer.

ISTM that is heading in the wrong direction.

I think (form the variable names etc) that these are pointers
to specific registers.

So what you ought to have is a type for that register block.
Typically this is actually a structure - to give some type
checking that the offsets are being used with the correct
base address.

If the code is using numeric offsets (hardware engineers like
numeric offsets) then you can get some type protection by using
a structure that only contains a single field (char in this case).


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