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SubjectRe: virt_to_bus and virt_to_phys on Apple G4 target
On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 12:18:58AM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
>
> mdaljeet@in.ibm.com writes:
> > I am running linux 2.4.2 on Apple G4 machine. I think the 'PCI bus
> > addresses' and 'physical addresses' are same on this architecture. I
> > expected the two be different but according to asm/io.h 'virt_to_bus(addr)
> > = virt_to_phys(addr) + PCI_DRAM_OFFSET'. I printed the value of
> > 'PCI_DRAM_OFFSET' and that come out to be zero. Is this correct?
> >
> > If I somehow get the physical address of a user space buffer in a module
> > and take this as a PCI bus address, will I be able to do DMA properly?
>
> virt_to_bus() and bus_to_virt() are deprecated interfaces and should
> not be used by anything new. See Documentation/DMA-mapping.txt for
> details.

What about non-PCI devices? The IBM 405GP on-chip ethernet controller
is not PCI. It isn't in the standard kernel yet, but I am sure there
are other things that do DMA that aren't PCI.
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