Re: Bug: Discontigmem virt_to_page() [Alpha,ARM,Mips64?]
Daniel Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 6 May 2002 03:07:07 +0200
On Monday 06 May 2002 02:55, Russell King wrote:
> On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 01:54:52AM +0200, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > I must be guilty of not explaining clearly. Suppose you have the following
> > physical memory map:
> > 0: 128 MB
> > 8000,0000: 128 MB
> > 1,0000,0000: 128 MB
> > 1,8000,0000: 128 MB
> > 2,0000,0000: 128 MB
> > 2,8000,0000: 128 MB
> > 3,0000,0000: 128 MB
> > 3,8000,0000: 128 MB
> > The total is 1 GB of installed ram. Yet the kernel's 1G virtual space,
> > can only handle 128 MB of it.
> I see no problem with the above with the existing discontigmem stuff.
> discontigmem does *not* require a linear relationship between kernel
> virtual and physical memory. I've been running kernels for a while
> on such systems.
Look, you've got this:
#define __phys_to_virt(ppage) ((unsigned long)(ppage) + PAGE_OFFSET - PHYS_OFFSET)
So, since __phys_to_virt (and hence phys_to_virt and __va) is clearly linear, the
relation __pa(__va(kva)) == kva cannot hold. Perhaps that doesn't bother you?
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