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SubjectRe: mmaping a kernel buffer to user space
Guillermo Marcus wrote:
> Hi Jiri,
> The fact that it does not works with RAM is well documented in LDD3,
> pages 430++. It says (and I tested) that remap_xxx_range does not work
> in this case. They suggest a method using nopage, similar to the one I
> implement.

Could somebody confirm, that this still holds?

> I do not see why remap_xxx_range has the limitation, but it is there.
> The question is then: can the limitation be removed, or can we implement
> a new function that maps RAM all at once without the need for a nopage
> implementation?
> In any case, here is the code.

Hmm, interesting. I used remap_pfn_range for this purpose today and it worked (I
double-checked this). I should probably do the rework :(.

-- Jiri Slaby
faculty of informatics, masaryk university, brno, cz
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