[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 2/2] bus/pci: support MMIO in PCI ioport accessors

谢华伟(此时此刻) huawei.xhw at alibaba-inc.com
Thu Feb 25 04:59:53 CET 2021

On 2021/2/24 23:45, Ferruh Yigit wrote:
> On 2/23/2021 2:20 PM, 谢华伟(此时此刻) wrote:
>> On 2021/2/23 1:25, Ferruh Yigit wrote:
>>> On 2/22/2021 5:15 PM, 谢华伟(此时此刻) wrote:
>>>> From: "huawei.xhw" <huawei.xhw at alibaba-inc.com>
>>>> With IO BAR, we get PIO(programmed IO) address.
>>>> With MMIO BAR, we get mapped virtual address.
>>>> We distinguish PIO(Programmed IO) and MMIO(memory mapped IO) by 
>>>> their address like how kernel does.
>>>> ioread/write8/16/32 is provided to access PIO/MMIO.
>>>> By the way, for virtio on arch other than x86, BAR flag indicates 
>>>> PIO but is mapped.
>>>> Signed-off-by: huawei xie <huawei.xhw at alibaba-inc.com>
>>>> Reviewed-by: Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin at redhat.com>
>>> <...>
>>>> +
>>>> +static inline void iowrite8(uint8_t val, void *addr)
>>>> +{
>>>> +    (uint64_t)(uintptr_t)addr >= PIO_MAX ?
>>>> +        *(volatile uint8_t *)addr = val :
>>>> +        outb(val, (unsigned long)addr);
>>> //copying question from previous version:
>>> Is the 'outb_p' to 'outb' conversion intentional? And if so why?
>>> Same of the all 'outb_p', 'outw_p', 'outl_p'.
>> There is no need to delay for virtio device, as we can see in virtio 
>> legacy driver.
>> IMO, the delay is for ugly old device. The device itself should 
>> assure the previous IO completes when the subsequent IO instruction 
>> arrives.
> Can there be any virtio legacy device needing this?

The pause version delays sometime by writing to 0x80 debug port. virtio 
doesn't need this. virtio legacy PMD driver doens't use this.

Any device relying on this i think is buggy. How could the device rely 
on some uncertain cpu cycles to behave correct?

> What is the downside of using "pause until the I/O completes" versions?

The downside in virtio PMD is a small performance penalty when we use it 
to notify backend. CPU executes unnecessary serializing IO instruction.

I check kernel code, io wrapper for in/out doesn't use p version.

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