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SubjectRe: [PATCH] uio: Support 36-bit physical addresses on 32-bit systems
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 11:07:09AM -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
>
> On Oct 12, 2011, at 10:32 AM, Hans J. Koch wrote:
>
> > On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 09:35:45AM -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
> >> From: Kai Jiang <Kai.Jiang@freescale.com>
> >>
> >> To support >32-bit physical addresses for UIO_MEM_PHYS type we need to
> >> extend the width of 'addr' in struct uio_mem. Numerous platforms like
> >> embedded PPC, ARM, and X86 have support for systems with larger physical
> >> address than logical.
> >>
> >> Since 'addr' may contain a physical, logical, or virtual address the
> >> easiest solution is to just change the type to 'unsigned long long'
> >> regardless of which type is utilized.
> >
> > No. There's phys_addr_t for that purpose, defined in include/linux/types.h.
> > Please use that.
>
> Do we believe phys_addr_t is always greater than or equal to size need for logical & virtual addresses?

Yes.

Hans


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