[patch 1/5] Staging: VME Framework for the Linux Kernel
martyn.welch at gefanuc.com
Tue Aug 11 09:38:24 PDT 2009
Emilio G. Cota wrote:
> Martyn Welch wrote:
>>> It wouldn't break it, the model simply couldn't give you more
>>> than 8 windows-->8 devices.
>> Unless the devices we the same and the driver reused one window.
> No, we agreed on that devices should know *nothing* about windows.
Don't think I did. :-)
I agreed that it would be impossible to assign sole use of 8 resources
to 17 different drivers. I feel that there could be room and indeed a
need for both approaches. It may be more efficient for a driver to use
and move 1 window to position it's self over the registers of each of a
number of compatible devices as required. Such a driver could exist
side-by-side with drivers using your approach, that utilize a layer
which removes such control. Whilst I understand you can assign a fairly
sizable chunk of memory mapped IO for VME, this is not always the case.
In situations where the available memory mapped IO is limited, placing a
large window to cover 2 smaller windows with dead space in between them
will not be an adequate solution either.
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