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Make NVMe compatible with the original API

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Make NVMe compatible with the original API

The original NVMe API used bit-fields to represent fields in data
structures defined by the specification (e.g. the op-code in the command
data structure). The implementation targeted x86_64 processors and
defined the bit fields for little endian dwords (i.e. 32 bits).

This approach does not work as-is for big endian architectures and was
changed to use a combination of bit shifts and masks to support PowerPC.
Unfortunately, this changed the NVMe API and forces #ifdef's based on
the OS revision level in user space code.

This change reverts to something that looks like the original API, but
it uses bytes instead of bit-fields inside the packed command structure.
As a bonus, this works as-is for both big and little endian CPU
architectures.

Bump __FreeBSD_version to 1200081 due to API change

Reviewed by: imp, kbowling, smh, mav
Approved by: imp (mentor)
Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D16404

Details

Committed
chuckAug 22 2018, 4:29 AM
Reviewer
imp
Differential Revision
D16404: nvme: Alternate approach to restoring API
Parents
rS338181: MFC r337728: (committed by jilles)
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