Re: Problem with remap_page_range/mmap

From: Christian Leber
Date: Fri Mar 26 2004 - 04:41:36 EST

On Fri, Mar 26, 2004 at 07:17:39AM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> You can't call remap_page_range on normal kernel pages. It works only
> if you mark them PG_reserved, but even that use is usually not a good idea.

It also didn´t work with PG_reserved.
What would be the good idea? I need at least 8 at least 4MB (2MB are enough for 2.4)
big physical memory pieces for DMA, mapped to userspace.

What is the reason why it doesn´t work? There seems to be no special
remap_page_range for ia64.

Christian Leber

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