how to allocate 9MB of memory in kernel ?

Marco Stornelli marco.stornelli at
Thu Jul 17 17:51:58 EST 2008

Misbah khan ha scritto:
> Hi all,
> I need to allocate 9 MB of memory in to the kernel space which i need to
> mmap for the application to access.
> I need to know what could be the best possible way of doing the same.
> Please share your experience in this regard .
> Thank you in advance 
> ----Misbah <><
You can use the mem option to tell to the kernel that you've got less 
ram you really have. However you can read Linux device drivers chapter 8 
"Obtaining Large Buffers" :).


Marco Stornelli
Embedded Software Engineer
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