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SubjectRe: CMA on arm from zero address
Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 02:21:26PM +0100, Michal Simek wrote:
>> First of all I have found how to do it (by CONFIG_PHYS_OFFSET) so the
>> problem is in QEMU.
>
> So you're basically not telling the kernel about the first 32MB of memory.

It is not a problem.

>
>> Currently experimenting how to convince CMA to allocate that memory for
>> my purpose.
>
> Which means it won't be part of the kernels normal memory map, and so
> won't be in the page pool. So CMA won't be able to help.
>
> Instead, just ignore the first 32MB of RAM, and map it like any other
> peripheral to gain access to it. You might need to use ioremap_wc()
> to avoid treating the memory as a 'device type' in ARMv6+.

I switched from cma to dma_declare_coherent_memory which does exactly what I wanted to
do.

Thanks,
Michal


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