Re: Alpha 32 bit devices

From: Markus Pfeiffer (profmakx.fmp@gmx.de)
Date: Sat Jun 03 2000 - 03:50:49 EST


Torben Mathiasen wrote:
>
> On Thu, Jun 01 2000, Lee Chin wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I had a quick question: An an Alpha machine running Linux, can I use 32 bit
> > devices... like an eepro100 card? The reason I am asking is because in the
> > mm/init.c, paging_init sets up memory in the zones DMA and NORMAL. But the
> > eepro driver does not use the GFP_DMA mask in its allocs or
> > pci_alloc_consistent which means it could be given memory > 4Gb which would
> > cause a problem.
> > I dont have the nessesary hardware to try it out myself, hence the post to
> > the mailing list.
> >
>
> Sure you can (eepro100), but not all drivers are aware of 64bit architectures.

OK, now a question: does the 8139 driver support Alpha ??

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