> How do i lock user mode memmory pages from kernel mode driver.. so that i
> can access it whenever i need to from the driver.... I am using linux kernel
> 2.2.14.. can this be done in this kernel version... or is it supported in
> some other newer versions.. like 2.4..
raw I/O. Stock in 2.4, available as a patch in 2.2. You're in luck,
I just released an updated patch against 2.2.17 and 2.2.18preXX yesterday,
based on SCT's raw I/O and with Andrea's fixes.
For example usage see fs/block.c brw_kiovec() and drivers/char/raw.c
Basically you call:
alloc_kiovec() to initialize kiobufs
map_user_kiobuf() to map a kiobuf to a user buffer (best if <= 64K)
Look in the kiobuf to get the iobuf->offset into the first page
and addresses to the pages:
bounce = iobuf->bouncelist[pageind];
page = bounce;
page = iobuf->pagelist[pageind];
The page is a kernel virtual address as an unsigned long you can
then translate in the usual way (e.g. virt_to_bus() for PCI).
Don't forget to count the length of the last page as
PAGE_SIZE-iobuf->offset or you'll run over in your S/G.
unmap_kiobuf() to unmap the kiobuf and unpin the pages
If you do a lot of DMA I/O with large buffers you'll need to apply
the 22vmfix patch in the same directory or you'll run out memory
and things will start to be OOM killed.
-- Eric Lowe Software Engineer, Systran Corporation email@example.com
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