Subject: Re: Finding Kernel VA that maps given physical address?
To: Paul Goyette <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 07/20/1997 18:30:29
On Sun, 20 Jul 1997 15:29:09 -0700 (PDT)
Paul Goyette <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> OK, here's my first post to this list so please be gentle...
*evil grin* (just kidding :-)
> I'm in the process of integrating the MacOS's ROM-based NuBus Slot Manager
> code with NetBSD - on the premise that it's easier to reverse-engineer one
> interface vs. reverse-engineering each possible card.
> The Mac code sort of relies on the fact that certain physical addresses
> (ie, the card's "slot space") are mapped to identical addresses within the
> OS. In other words, Kernel virtual address 0xFC000000 maps to physical
> address 0xFC000000. My integration code needs to replace the routines
> that have this dependence.
Ok.. makes sense so far...
> I've figured out how to find the physical address given a kernel VA using
> pmap_extract(). But I haven't found the equivalent mechanism to do the
> reverse translation. I realize that, in a general case, there might be
> _several_ (or even _many_) kernel VAs that map to the same physical
> address, but I'm pretty sure that that won;t happen in the specific case I
> need to handle. So it would be just peachy if there were a way to find
> _any_ kernel virtual address that maps to a given physical address.
> Any ideas?
You could use the PV table (which maps physical->list_of_virtual), but
that only works for managed pages. For pages which are not managed, you
may need to keep another physical->list_of_virtual table, or something...
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