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[Qemu-devel] Re: bonito: PCI_STATUS questions

From: chen huacai
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: bonito: PCI_STATUS questions
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 08:57:01 +0800

Because the code in PMON and Linux kernel use these bits to verify r/w
operations. If one of them is 1 after r/w, PMON and Linux will
consider r/w has failed.
I guess that software will not set them to 1, because it is set by
hardware when operation fails.

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:12 AM, Michael S. Tsirkin <address@hidden> wrote:
> I see code in bonito.c that clears bits:
> on each read and write.
> However
> 1. I don't see anything in code that would set these bits
> 2. The PCI spec says this about the status register:
>        Reads to this register behave normally. Writes are slightly different 
> in
>        that bits can be reset, but not set. A one bit is reset (if it is not
>        read-only) whenever the register is written, and the write data in the
>        corresponding bit location is a 1. For instance, to clear bit 14 and 
> not
>        affect any other bits, write the value 0100_0000_0000_0000b to the
>        register.
> while the code in bonito.c resets the bits to 0 on each write.
> Comments?
> --

Huacai Chen

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