mmap memory - mem= option passed during boot

Hi, I have a driver in which I mmap a portion of RAM which is not visible to the kernel . say if my total memory size is 32 MB I pass mem=30 MB in boot arguments. So only 30 MB is visible to the kernel.

Then, I mmap from 30 to 32 MB in userspace using mmap system call.

mapmem = (unsigned char*)mmap((void *)0x0,(2*1024*1024), PROT_READ | PROT_WRITE,MAP_SHARED,mem_fd, (30 *1024 *1024));

I m able to access this memory using mapmem.

I want to know whether this memory will come under cacheable memory or not?

If it is cacheable , while accessing in user space I want to invalidate the cache. Is it possible?

In general, how to figure out whether a particular memory address is cacheable or not?


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Jothy wrote in news:ceed4579-9f3d-4f1a-8f4b-

The answers to all your questions are architecture-specific and you've provided no hints as to the architecture you're using.


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Gil Hamilton

The architecture is ARM (armv6). kernel version - 2.6.23


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