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News: Allocating large amount of memory

Forum: Supporting Functions
Keywords: memory allocation
Date: Mon, 03 Jun 1996 22:25:40 GMT
From: Michael K. Johnson <>

Matt Welsh has designed a solution to the need for very large areas of continuous physical areas of memory, which is specifically necessary for some DMA needs. If you need it, pick up a copy of bigphysarea, which should work with most modern kernels.


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