[PATCH] fsldma: add support to 36-bit physical address

Timur Tabi timur.tabi at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 07:24:10 EST 2010

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 7:55 AM, Kumar Gala <galak at kernel.crashing.org> wrote:
> On Sep 21, 2010, at 5:57 AM, Li Yang wrote:
>> Signed-off-by: Li Yang <leoli at freescale.com>
>> ---
> We really should have a sentence about how or why this works to address 36-bit addressing.

For example, I would like to know which memory is going to be
allocated above 4GB.  I don't know much about the kernel's async
library, but my understanding is that fsldma does not allocate any of
the memory buffers that it copies data to/from.  The only memory that
fsldma allocates is for the DMA descriptors, which are very small and
probably don't take up more than a couple pages.

Timur Tabi
Linux kernel developer at Freescale

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