Unhandled fault: page domain fault (0x81b) at 0x00e41008

Mason slash.tmp at free.fr
Sat Jan 23 14:46:06 PST 2016

On 23/01/2016 21:53, Mason wrote:

> But I would consider mmaping /dev/mem even simpler: it doesn't
> require writing a single line of kernel code, and it works as
> expected. The gist of the code is:
>   fd = open("/path/to/file", O_RDONLY);
>   mem_fd = open("/dev/mem", O_WRONLY | O_SYNC);
>   va = mmap(NULL, len, PROT_WRITE, MAP_SHARED, mem_fd, phys_addr);
>   read(fd, va, len);
> And that's it. If I understand correctly, the mem driver
> will copy the file contents directly to "remote" RAM.
> Is there something wrong with this solution, in your opinion?

For my own reference, Arnd had several comments:

> /dev/mem is deprecated and often gets disabled because it is a
> security hole. Your driver can implement its own mmap function
> if needed.
> On the user space side, you have to be careful to use aligned
> accesses on device memory, you can't just memcpy into a buffer
> from mmap()
> /dev/mem maps memory as MT_DEVICE, which has stricter rules
> [than ordinary RAM]. If you want an mmap of this memory, you
> should really implement your own with the correct attributes.
> read may or may not do unaligned accesses, depending on a lot of
> factors like compiler optimization flags when building the kernel

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