On Mar 5, 2015 3:55 AM, "Boaz Harrosh" <b...@plexistor.com> wrote:
> From: Ross Zwisler <ross.zwis...@linux.intel.com>
> PMEM is a new driver That supports any physical contiguous iomem range
> as a single block device. The driver has support for as many as needed
> iomem ranges each as its own device.
> The driver is not only good for NvDIMMs, It is good for any flat memory
> mapped device. We've used it with NvDIMMs, Kernel reserved DRAM
> (memmap= on command line), PCIE Battery backed memory cards, VM shared
> memory, and so on.
> The API to pmem module a single string parameter named "map"
> of the form:
>                  map=mapS[,mapS...]
>                  where mapS=nn[KMG]$ss[KMG],
>                  or    mapS=nn[KMG]@ss[KMG],
>                  nn=size, ss=offset
> Just like the Kernel command line map && memmap parameters,
> so anything you did at grub just copy/paste to here.
> The "@" form is exactly the same as the "$" form only that
> at bash prompt we need to escape the "$" with \$ so also
> support the '@' char for convenience.
> For each specified mapS there will be a device created.


> +       pmem->virt_addr = ioremap_cache(pmem->phys_addr, pmem->size);

I think it would be nice to have control over the caching mode.
Depending on the application, WT or UC could make more sense.

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