Re: Alpha 32 bit devices

From: Torben Mathiasen (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 14:39:20 EST

On Thu, Jun 01 2000, Lee Chin wrote:
> Hello,
> I had a quick question: An an Alpha machine running Linux, can I use 32 bit
> devices... like an eepro100 card? The reason I am asking is because in the
> mm/init.c, paging_init sets up memory in the zones DMA and NORMAL. But the
> eepro driver does not use the GFP_DMA mask in its allocs or
> pci_alloc_consistent which means it could be given memory > 4Gb which would
> cause a problem.
> I dont have the nessesary hardware to try it out myself, hence the post to
> the mailing list.

Sure you can (eepro100), but not all drivers are aware of 64bit architectures.

Torben Mathiasen <>
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