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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm -v4 1/3] i386/x86_64 boot: setup data
On 10/9/07, Andi Kleen <> wrote:
> > Care to add a line of documentation if you keep it in mm/memory.c?
> It would be better to just use early_ioremap() (or ioremap())
> That is how ACPI who has similar issues accessing its tables solves this.

Yes. That is another solution. But there is some problem about
early_ioremap (boot_ioremap, bt_ioremap for i386) or ioremap.

- ioremap can not be used before mem_init.
- For i386, boot_ioremap can map at most 4 pages, bt_ioremap can map
at most 16 pages. This will be an unnecessary constrains for size of
- For i386, the virtual memory space of ioremap is limited too.

Best Regards,
Huang Ying
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