Subject: Re: dma
To: Robert.V.Baron <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-i386
Date: 12/06/1997 07:53:04
On Sat, 6 Dec 1997 10:29-EST 
 "Robert.V.Baron" <> wrote:

 > I'd like to suggest that (for 1.3) a check be made in the kernel and iff
 > the sizes are such that dma can not work, I'd either have the kernel not
 > build or panic.  We could have a option NODMA that if set would not 
 > provide these warnings.  This way people would not accidentally get 
 > confused.

Well, there's another problem, here... On systems with large amounts of
memory (256M, for example), this problem happens without building with
additional buffers...

Unfortunately, I'm leaving for Wash, DC for a week in the next hour or
so.  Perhaps I'll try to look at this while on the plane.

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