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Re: [PATCH 2.5] SGI O2 framebuffer driver

To: Vivien Chappelier <vivienc@nerim.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.5] SGI O2 framebuffer driver
From: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Date: 11 Dec 2002 23:15:48 +0000
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org, Ilya Volynets <ilya@theIlya.com>
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0212112252410.2300-100000@melkor>
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References: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0212112252410.2300-100000@melkor>
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On Wed, 2002-12-11 at 22:25, Vivien Chappelier wrote:
> Hi,
> 
>       Here's a patch to add support for the framebuffer on the SGI
> O2. It has support for both static (bootmem) and dynamic video memory
> allocation (limited to 2MB due to the small number of available vmalloc
> mappings in the current mips64 kernel). 

Since vmalloc is physically non linear is there any reason you can't
just use get_free_page() a lot ?


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