Re: Allocating 16MB aligned phsyical memory

From: Pete Zaitcev (
Date: Wed Dec 11 2002 - 17:43:17 EST

> At the moment, i'm reserving a 16MB space of ram for which i made an own
> allocater. needless to say that this sucks.

No, that's normal. Of course, you should have used Pauline's
bigphysarea patch, but otherwise it's a sane idea, IMHO.

I often wonder why MPEG hardware designers are such dorks.
It is pretty common place between them to ask for contiguous
memory. I would say, 95% of requests for contiguous memory
comes from poor hacks who have to deal with DVRs, PVRs,
and such. Practically no other hardware is this idiotic.
Not that it's impossible to do right, or anything. I think,
stradis is sane.

-- Pete
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