Whats is the majopr difference between pmap_enter and pmap_kenter_temporary?

Romil Shah romil_shah at persistent.co.in
Thu Feb 3 03:15:45 PST 2005

    Can any give me the detail role played by pmap_enter and
Many of the latest device driver uses pmap_kenter_temporary for dumping the
kernel core on kernel panic.
Few older api uses pamp_enter in the kernel core dump procedure.

I am using an older version of FreeBSD kernel and cannnot upgrade it to
latest freebsd due to client requirement, so i have backported the Adaptec
aac driver from FreeBSD 4.10 to 4.1  where the major change is in the
where in the ac_disk_dump() i am using pmap_enter instead of

I cannot take the kernel core dump on kernel getting panic :(.

  if (is_physical_memory(addr))
                    pmap_enter(kernel_pmap, (vm_offset_t)CADDR1,
                       trunc_page(addr), VM_PROT_READ, TRUE);
                   pmap_enter(kernel_pmap, (vm_offset_t)CADDR1,
                                trunc_page(0), VM_PROT_READ, TRUE);

                 * Queue a page full of blocks to the controller.
                 * If the queue is full, EBUSY will be returned.
                error = aac_dump_enqueue(ad, blkno,CADDR1,1);

----> The above logic is used by many old driver so i followed in this too.

Where as FreeBSD 4.10 driver uses

               for (i = 0; i < dumppages; ++i) {
			vm_offset_t a = addr + (i * PAGE_SIZE);
			if (is_physical_memory(a)) {
				va = pmap_kenter_temporary(trunc_page(a), i);
			} else {
				va = pmap_kenter_temporary(trunc_page(0), i);

		 * Queue the block to the controller.  If the queue is full,
		 * EBUSY will be returned.
		error = aac_dump_enqueue(ad, blkno, va, dumppages);

Can any one guide me as to is this the problem of pmap_enter vs
pmap_kenter_temporary or any thing else.

Any suggestion will be of great help to me....

Romil Shah

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