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SubjectRe: [PATCH 05/14] lib: Add I/O map cache implementation
On 01/09/2013 03:10 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 January 2013, Thierry Reding wrote:
>> What happens on Tegra is that we need to map 256 MiB of physical memory
>> to access all the PCIe extended configuration space. However, ioremap()
>> on such a large region fails if not enough vmalloc() space is available.
>>
>> This was observed when somebody tested this on CardHu which has a 1 GiB
>> of RAM and therefore remapping the full 256 MiB fails.
...
> Have you checked if the hardware supports an alternative config
> space access mechanism that does not depend on a huge address range?
> A lot of them provide an index/data register pair somewhere, as the
> original PC implementation did.

That would be nice, but I've talked to the HW engineers, and there's no
indication that any alternative mechanism exists.


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