>> Those functions are going to break on 32-bit platforms with
>> extended physical address (well, that's starting with Pentiums which
>> had 36-bit PAE :-) AND devices mapped beyond 4 GB (e.g. PowerPC 44x).
>> You should have used resource_size_t for the 'offset' parameter. As
>> this most probably means that libata is broken on such platforms, I'm
>> going to submit a patch...
It's broken with drivers using MMIO, I meant to say.
> Yeah, right please go ahead. But I wonder whether any BIOS was actually
> crazy enough to map mmio region above 4G on 32bit machine.
This is a *hardware* mapping on some non-x86 platforms (like PPC 44x or
MIPS Alchemy). The arch/ppc/ and arch/mips/ kernels have special hooks called
from ioremap() which help create an illusion that the PCI memory space on such
platforms (not only it) is mapped below 4 GB; arch/powerpc/ kernel doesn't do
this anymore -- hence this newly encountered issue.