bigphysarea needed in 2.3.x?

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 11:59:17 EST

The bigphysarea patch for 2.2.x reserves a large region of contiguous
physical memory (such as 4MB or more) for use by drivers like
framegrabbers, which need a lot of physical memory. Is it possible to
accomplish the same thing in 2.4.0 without this patch? (and without
mem=XX command line hacks)

The Utah-GLX project uses the mem=XX hack as one of its possible DMA
strategies, so it seems like a generally useful feature to have in


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