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SubjectRe: [PATCH] uio: Support 36-bit physical addresses on 32-bit systems
On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 07:18:59PM +0200, Hans J. Koch wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 11:00:55AM -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
> >
> > On Oct 14, 2011, at 1:31 PM, Hans J. Koch wrote:
> >
> > > On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:50:58AM -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 'phys_addr_t' which
> > >> should always be greater than or equal to the sizeof(void *) such that
> > >> it can properly hold any of the address types.
> > >>
> > >> For physical address we can support up to a 44-bit physical address on a
> > >> typical 32-bit system as we utilize remap_pfn_range() for the mapping of
> > >> the memory region and pfn's are represnted by shifting the address by
> > >> the page size (typically 4k).
> > >>
> > >> Signed-off-by: Kai Jiang <Kai.Jiang@freescale.com>
> > >> Signed-off-by: Minghuan Lian <Minghuan.Lian@freescale.com>
> > >> Signed-off-by: Kumar Gala <galak@kernel.crashing.org>
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: "Hans J. Koch" <hjk@hansjkoch.de>
> > >
> > > That looks good to me. There's an unnecessary cast (see below), but I fixed that
> > > on the way.
> > >
> > > Greg, please pull this from branch uio-for-gregkh from
> > >
> > > git://hansjkoch.de/git/linux-hjk
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Hans
> >
> > I think removing that cast is wrong:
> >
> > drivers/uio/uio.c: In function 'uio_vma_fault':
> > drivers/uio/uio.c:637:26: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size
>
> Hmm, on what platform did you see this? I tested on 32bit-x86 and didn't get
> any warnings.

OK, you're right. I turned on CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G and got that warning. Damned x86...

Greg, can you fix it, or should I send the patch again?

Thanks,
Hans


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