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    SubjectRe: Calculating kernel logical address ..
    Jesse Barnes wrote:
    > On Mon, Sep 09, 2002 at 02:00:35PM -0400, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
    > > Well I just read Documentation/DMA-mapping.txt as advised by David
    > > and it seems as though it will no longer be possible to do what
    > > many programmers have been wanting to do, to wit:
    > >
    > > (1) In user-code, allocate a buffer.
    > > (2) Lock that buffer into memory.
    > > (3) Call some driver that DMAs data to/from that buffer.
    > It looks drivers/media/video/video-buf.c uses alloc_kiovec() and
    > map_user_kiobuf() to do it.

    For video-buf.c and for Imran's application, that's just a wrapper
    which is used to get at get_user_pages().

    It would be best to not use the kiobuf code please - its future is
    up in the air. Just use get_user_pages() directly for now.
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