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SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC G-U-P experts] IB/umem: Modernize our get_user_pages() parameters
On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 11:25 AM, Jason Gunthorpe
<jgunthorpe@obsidianresearch.com> wrote:
> I know accessing system memory (eg obtained via mmap on
> /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:00:02.0/resource0) has been asked for in the
> past, and IIRC, the problem was that some of the common code, (GUP?)
> errored on these maps. I don't know if Roland's case is similar.

I think the problem there is that this is done via remap_pfn_range()
or similar, and the mapping has no underlying pages at all. So we
would need a new interface that gives us different information for
such cases.

This is quite a bit trickier since I don't think the DMA API even has
a way to express getting a "device A" bus address for some memory
that is in a BAR for "device B". So I'm not trying to address this case
(yet). First I'd like to deal with as many flavors of page-backed
mappings as I can.

- R.


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