[alsa-devel] [LKML] Re: USB transfer_buffer allocations on 64bit systems
daniel at caiaq.de
Mon Apr 12 12:48:58 CEST 2010
On Fri, Apr 09, 2010 at 04:11:52PM -0600, Robert Hancock wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 3:23 PM, Alan Stern <stern at rowland.harvard.edu> wrote:
> > On Fri, 9 Apr 2010, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> >> 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.
> > How can Pedro find out what physical addresses are in use on his
> > system?
> If you have 4GB of RAM then almost certainly you have memory located
> at addresses over 4GB. If you look at the e820 memory map printed at
> the start of dmesg on bootup and see entries with addresses of
> 100000000 or higher reported as usable, then this is the case.
Pedro, can you provide your dmesg output, please? I installed 5GB or RAM
to my machine now, and even with your .config, I can't see the problem.
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