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Re: Seven more unaligned PCI configuration space access bugs said:
> Maybe there ought to be a pci_conf_read_8() etc ? 

I don't think this is worth the effort. It would have
to be implemented for all config space access methods
on all platforms, and it would be used on only a few

Also, I believe there are host bridges which only
implement aligned 32-bit accesses. These would have
to emulate 8/16-bit accesses in software. Since there
are registers with write-one-to-clear semantics, this
cannot be done safely in generic code.

I'd say what we do now is reasonable.

best regards

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