[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Userspace tuner

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 09:57:59 CEST 2007

>>> What do you think about IOMMU?
>> Just because AMD or INTEL want to invent some whizzy new technology it
>> doesn't say anything about the TV card development and retail business.
>> Intel and AMD have teams of Linux engineers helping operating system
>> developers bring their ideas and technologies to new platforms. That's a
>> million miles away from any of the TV board vendors I know of, who have
>> little or NO fulltime linux developers and consider the < 5% market
>> fringe at best.
> it helps to virtualize devices and introduces newer features for that.
> Some interesting projects could be derrived out of that, there are
> quite a few interesting papers floating around how drivers could be
> handled in future.

IOMMU can be considered similar to the AGP GART, which is similar,
remapping the Addresses, as far as i understand.

Though you get a physical to virtual translation, what about interrupts,
yet to be seen with how to do it with multipath scenarios.

Something that i happened to read
Even Documentation/Intel-IOMMU.txt, doesn't seem to paint a very rosy


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