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SubjectRe: [PATCH] add PCI ROMs to sysfs
On Mer, 2004-08-11 at 20:24, Jon Smirl wrote:
> Alan Cox had concerns about copying the ROMs for those devices that
> don't implement full address decoding. I'm using kmalloc for 40-60KB.
> Would vmalloc be a better choice? Very few drivers will use the copy
> option, mostly old hardware.

As I said before you don't need to allocate big chunks of kernel memory
for this because you don't want to store ROM copies in kernel, you just
disallow mmap in such a case and let the user use read().

I am opposed to anything that keeps ROM copies in the kernel.

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