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Subjectioremap() >= 128Mb (was: Memory problem with bttv driver)
I followed the 'Memory problem with bttv driver' thread from the
archives and was curious if there was any resolution.

The basic problem is that I have a machine with 1G physical memory and
a device with an 128Mb of on-board memory that I would like to
ioremap(). Of course, since VMALLOC_RESERVE is 128Mb this will always
fail if there have been any previous calls to vmalloc() or ioremap()
(which is aways true when the driver loads as a module.)

So far I have a few workarounds, but no good long term solution.
- boot the kernel with less than 1G on cmdline: mem=768M

Is it reasonable to make VMALLOC_RESERVE be configurable at boot-time
instead of compile time?

Or, is there a better way to get memory-mapped access to all of the
devices on-board memory?

Kevin Hilman <>
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