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SubjectRe: DMA memory limitation?
Steffen Persvold wrote:
> > pci_alloc_* is designed to support ISA.
> >
> > Pass pci_dev==NULL to pci_alloc_* for ISA devices, and it allocs GFP_DMA
> > for you.

> Sure, but the IA64 platforms that are out now doesn't have an IOMMU, so bounce buffers are
> used if you don't specify GFP_DMA in your get_free_page.
[...]
> (pci_alloc_consistent() allocates a buffer with GFP_DMA on IA64),

The important thing is that pci_alloc_consistent and the other PCI DMA
functions work as advertised on IA64. If you pass NULL to
pci_alloc_consistent, IA64 should give you an ISA DMA-able address. If
you don't, you get a 32-bit PCI DMA address. Use of GFP_DMA is a
arch-specific detail, so don't let me confuse you there.

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