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    SubjectRe: alpha iommu fixes

    Andrea Arcangeli writes:
    > On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 03:11:52AM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
    > > I think such designs which gobble up a gig or so of DMA mappings on
    > they maps something like 200mbyte I think. I also seen other cards doing
    > the same kind of stuff again for the distributed computing.

    Ok, 200MB, let's see what this gives us as an example.

    200MB multiplied by 6 PCI slots, which uses up about 1.2GB IOMMU

    This still leaves around 800MB IOMMU space free on that sparc64 PCI

    It wouldn't run out of space, and this is assuming that Sun ever made
    a sparc64 system with 6 physical PCI card slots (I don't think they
    ever did honestly, I think 4 physical card slots was the maximum).

    David S. Miller
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