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    SubjectRe: bigphysarea support in 2.2.19 and 2.4.0 kernels
    On Fri, Dec 22, 2000 at 11:11:05AM -0700, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
    > On Fri, Dec 22, 2000 at 09:39:28AM +0100, Pauline Middelink wrote:
    > > On Thu, 21 Dec 2000 around 15:53:39 -0700, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:


    I have been studying the SCI code and I think I may have a workaround that
    won't need the patch, but it will require pinning large chunks of memory
    with the existing __get_free_pages() functions. I will need to make the
    changes and test them. This change will require significant testing. I will
    ping you guys if I have questions. If we can reach a compromise on the
    bigphysarea patch, it would be great, but absent this, I will be looking
    at this alternate solution.

    The real question is how to guarantee that these pages will be contiguous
    in memory. The slab allocator may also work, but I think there are size
    constraints on how much I can get in one pass.



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