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    SubjectRe: alpha iommu fixes
    At 3:19 AM -0700 2001-05-21, David S. Miller wrote:
    >This is totally wrong in two ways.
    >Let me fix this, the IOMMU on these machines is per PCI bus, so this
    >figure should be drastically lower.
    >Electrically (someone correct me, I'm probably wrong) PCI is limited
    >to 6 physical plug-in slots I believe, let's say it's 8 to choose an
    >arbitrary larger number to be safe.
    >Then we have:
    >max bytes per bttv: max_gbuffers * max_gbufsize
    > 64 * 0x208000 == 133.12MB
    >133.12MB * 8 PCI slots == ~1.06 GB
    >Which is still only half of the total IOMMU space available per

    8 slots (and you're right, 6 is a practical upper limit, fewer for
    66 MHz) *per bus*. Buses can proliferate like crazy, so the slot
    limit becomes largely irrelevant. A typical quad Ethernet card, for
    example (and this is true for many/most multiple-device cards), has a
    bridge, its own internal PCI bus, and four "slots" ("devices" in PCI
    /Jonathan Lundell.
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