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Re: Question on Au1550 ...

To: "Alexey Shinkin" <>
Subject: Re: Question on Au1550 ...
From: Dan Malek <>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 12:09:19 -0400
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On Oct 18, 2004, at 8:01 AM, Alexey Shinkin wrote:

The goal is to make this memoty visible from user level application. The following approach is used on õ86 and works :

I'm kinda surprised it works anywhere.  You have taken a rather complex
approach to achieving your results.

  -  to use  remap_page_range() instead of vm_ops .

This is all you should have to do. Use the physical (dma_addr_t) address returned from pci_alloc_consistent() as the 'offset' parameter, use the VMA
allocated and provided to you, call remap_page_range() and you are done.

An alternative is to have an ioctl() in your driver that returns the physical
address of the buffer (as provided by pci_alloc_consistent()), then use
/dev/mem to do the mmap().  The only problem with this is coordination
with your driver, you have to ensure you release the /dev/mem mmap
in your application when the driver also does the same for the dma
buffer space.

        -- Dan

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