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    SubjectFwd: PTE question

    As I did not receive any response for the following question, I appreciate
    if someone guide me to the right email list to post this question, if there
    is any.

    Appreciate it,

    ----Original Message Follows----
    From: "Mehdi Hashemian" <>
    Subject: PTE question
    Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 18:52:25 -0700


    Appreciate if someone checks this piece of code. I try to diable cache and
    write-through bits in PTE but somehow PTE address is within first 16MB of
    memory (DMA_ZONE) and later when Kernel tries to allocate more pages, it
    chooses the same address range and this piece of code corrupts memory by
    ORing these bits. Any help appreciated!

    addr = __get_dma_pages(priority, order);

    int npages = __get_npages(order);
    unsigned long addr2 = addr;
    pgd_t *pgd;
    pmd_t *pmd;
    pte_t *pte;
    int i;

    for (i = 0; i < npages; i++)
    pgd = pgd_offset(&init_mm, addr2);
    pmd = pmd_offset(pgd, addr2);
    pte = pte_offset(pmd, addr2);
    pte_val(*pte) |= (_PAGE_PCD | _PAGE_PWT);

    addr2 += PAGE_SIZE;


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