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SubjectRe: Reserving a fixed physical address page of RAM.
Jon Ringle wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to reserve a page of memory at a specific area of RAM that will
> be used as a "shared memory" with another processor over PCI. How can I
> ensure that the this area of RAM gets reseved so that the Linux's memory
> management (kmalloc() and friends) don't use it?
> Some things that I've considered are iotable_init() and ioremap().
> However, I've seen these used for memory mapped IO devices which are
> outside of the RAM memory. Can I use them for reseving RAM too?
> I appreciate any advice in this regard.

Sounds to me like dma_alloc_coherent is what you want..

Robert Hancock Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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