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SubjectRE: CMA on arm from zero address

On Wednesday, February 08, 2012 2:21 PM Michal Simek wrote:

> Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 01:27:58PM +0100, Michal Simek wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I would like to setup CMA space at the beginning of ram because
> >> I want to use remoteproc to run code on the second cpu which has to
> >> use addresses 0x0 - 32MB.
> >>
> >> I have changed textofs in arch/arm/Makefile but there is not possible
> >> to setup all values which I would like to use.
> >
> > What a broken setup. Placing the kernel outside of the 16MB window
> > effectively prevents you from using modules. Why do people come up
> > with stupid things like this. Please stop. Put such things at the
> > end of RAM instead and save the rest of the ARM community from this
> > madness.
> First of all I have found how to do it (by CONFIG_PHYS_OFFSET) so the problem is in QEMU.
> Currently experimenting how to convince CMA to allocate that memory for my purpose.

I'm not sure if CMA is the right allocation api for this purpose. You should
better use memblock allocator to grab specific address ranges for your custom
setup. Alternatively you can compile Linux kernel to start physical memory
at 16MiB and access the 0-16MiB range with ioremap for example.


Best regards
Marek Szyprowski
Samsung Poland R&D Center

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