ARM with /proc/ioports?

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there is an ARM board on my hand with a 2.4.x linux runing on it.
before i got the board, i heard, ARM architecture never use IO ports as
what x86 do, but in the /proc directory i still found a ioports file,
which contains,

d0000300-d000031f : eth0
d31002f8-d31002ff : serial
d31003f8-d31003ff : serial

what this mean?  if ARM never use ioports, why the ioports file exists
in the OS?

another confusion is, this board was equipped with PC/104 bus, and i
know PC/104 is actually ISA up to the term of architecture, but ISA
itself is architecture denpendent and tied with x86. my question is
that why PC/104 can be used on an ARM board?  to accessing PC/104
resources, i believe the system need to issue seperated IO instructions
which is abvious impossible for ARM.  am i right?


Re: ARM with /proc/ioports?
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They certainly have IO ports otherwise you'd never getting anything in or
out :-) But instead of having a  IO address space separate to the memory
address space, they are accessing via portions of the memory address

All the /proc/ioports is showing is the addresses used (in the one
space) by certain registered devices.

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they fake it :-)

such a board would map part of its memory address range for PC104 IO use
and part for PC104 mem use, using glue logic to make sure the right
interface signals signals are generated to cmake it look like there were  

separate IO and mem address spaces.  

Re: ARM with /proc/ioports?

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thank you. another question is, there is neither a 'pci' file under the
/proc nor a lspci command in the system, does this mean the board
doesn't equip a pci bus?

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1, what measn PC104 IO use and PC104 mem use?
2, can a program use inb() outb() when it running on the board to
access extended PC104 peripherals?

thank you.

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