[alsa-devel] [LKML] Re: USB transfer_buffer allocations on 64bit systems

Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk konrad.wilk at oracle.com
Fri Apr 9 22:25:33 CEST 2010

On Fri, Apr 09, 2010 at 03:34:06PM -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Apr 2010, Pedro Ribeiro wrote:
> > > The DMA pointers do indeed look sane. I wanted to take a deeper look at
> > > this and set up a 64bit system today. However, I fail to see the problem
> > > here. Pedro, how much RAM does your machine have installed?
> > It has 4 GB.
> That means DMA mapping cannot be the cause of the problem.  :-(

That isn't entirely true. The BIOS usually allocates a 256 MB ACPI/PCI hole
that is under the 4GB.

So end up with 3.7 GB, then the 256MB hole, and then right above the 4GB
you the the remaining memory: 4.3GB.

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