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SubjectRe: DMA API issues
On 18 Jun 2004 13:20:43 -0500
James Bottomley <> wrote:

> Erm, well this isn't unusual. A lot of devices have on board memory
> to offload accesses to. All the later Symbios SCSI chips for
> instance. If you look at the drivers, you'll see they ioremap the
> region and then use it via the normal memory accessors.

Thats all well and good for devices which have their own drivers, but
thats not the case always.

the device I described is an OHCI controller, and in theory, it should
be able to use the OHCI driver in the kernel without any modification,
*as long as* the DMA API returns valid device and virtual addresses,
which, at present, it does not.

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