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SubjectRe: Confirmation request about new 2.4.x. kernel limits
On Tue, Jan 09, 2001 at 08:27:49AM -0800, Tim Wright wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 09, 2001 at 02:21:56PM +0200, Matti Aarnio wrote:
> [...]
> > On the other hand, Alpha systems and SPARC systems have IOMMU hardware,
> > and we do support that (to some extent), but 32-bit intel world doesn't
> > have similar things.
>
> you are correct in saying that ia32 systems don't have IOMMU hardware,

Well, there is: AGPGART does something like this.
I don't know, if it support more than 32bits address space, though.

> but it's unfortunate that we don't support 64-bit PCI bus master cards,

Indeed.

Regards,
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Kurt Garloff <garloff@suse.de> Eindhoven, NL
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