Re: [PATCH v8 2/4] fpga manager: add sysfs interface document
From: Pavel Machek
Date: Tue Feb 17 2015 - 14:17:37 EST
On Tue 2015-02-17 11:07:53, Rob Landley wrote:
> On 02/15/2015 04:40 PM, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > On Wed 2015-01-21 13:27:00, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> >> On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 06:33:12PM +0200, Pantelis Antoniou wrote:
> >> My point is that the current firmware layer is overly cautious and
> >> FPGAs are very big. My current project on small Xilinx device has a
> >> 10MB programming file. The biggest Xilinx device today has a max
> >> bitfile size around 122MB.
> >> So keeping that much memory pinned in the kernel when I can prove it
> >> is uncessary for my system (either because there is no suspend/resume
> >> possibility, or because I know the CPU can always access the
> >> filesytem) is very undesirable.
> > Well, your current device aalso has 1GB RAM, no?
> Unnecessarily pinning 10% of your ram is a good solution?
Never said that. But I'd rather have _some_ API proposed, then try to
design in everthing including kitchen sink and do nothing.
(cesky, pictures) http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~pavel/picture/horses/blog.html
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