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[PATCH v1 3/3] asm-generic/io.h: Simplify ioremap() comments

Simplify ioremap() comments to make it clear that arches with an MMU *must*
implement ioremap() and iounmap(), and that the default implementations
only apply to non-MMU arches.  It's obvious how to override the defaults;
no need to educate people here.  Remove the ancient "struct page" comment
that doesn't seem related to anything here.

Signed-off-by: Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@xxxxxxxxxx>
 include/asm-generic/io.h |   24 +++++++-----------------
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/asm-generic/io.h b/include/asm-generic/io.h
index e0a331a22346..3f8a7e589071 100644
--- a/include/asm-generic/io.h
+++ b/include/asm-generic/io.h
@@ -780,8 +780,7 @@ static inline void pci_iounmap(struct pci_dev *dev, void __iomem *p)
- * Change virtual addresses to physical addresses and vv.
- * These are pretty trivial
+ * Change virtual addresses to physical addresses and vice versa.
 #ifndef virt_to_phys
 #define virt_to_phys virt_to_phys
@@ -802,18 +801,11 @@ static inline void *phys_to_virt(unsigned long address)
  * DOC: ioremap() and ioremap_*() variants
- * If you have an MMU your architecture is expected to have both ioremap()
- * and iounmap() implemented otherwise the asm-generic helpers will provide a
- * direct mapping.
+ * If you have an MMU, your architecture must implement both ioremap() and
+ * iounmap().
- * There are ioremap_*() call variants, if you have no MMU we naturally will
- * default to direct mapping for all of them, you can override these defaults.
- * If you have an MMU you are highly encouraged to provide your own
- * ioremap variant implementation as there currently is no safe architecture
- * agnostic default. To avoid possible improper behaviour default asm-generic
- * ioremap_*() variants all return NULL when an MMU is available. If you've
- * defined your own ioremap_*() variant you must then declare your own
- * ioremap_*() variant as defined to itself to avoid the default NULL return.
+ * It must also implement variants such as ioremap_uc().  The default
+ * implementation here returns failure (NULL) to avoid improper behavior.
 #ifdef CONFIG_MMU
@@ -829,10 +821,8 @@ static inline void __iomem *ioremap_uc(phys_addr_t offset, size_t size)
 #else /* !CONFIG_MMU */
- * Change "struct page" to physical address.
- *
- * This implementation is for the no-MMU case only... if you have an MMU
- * you'll need to provide your own definitions.
+ * If you don't have an MMU, the default implementations here provide
+ * direct identity mapping.  You can override these if necessary.
 #ifndef ioremap