Pointless Blathering

Peter Wieland's thoughts on Windows driver development, and occasional rants about computing in general.

February, 2006

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    What is DMA (Part 2) - DMA to a Driver

    Yesterday i talked a little about "what DMA is". Today i want to talk a little bit about how devices use DMA) DMA to a Driver From the driver's point of view there are two aspects to DMA. The first is how you prepare your data for DMA transfers...
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    I'm playing with the skins

    So if this looks different each time you check the web page, please bear with me. I'm having trouble finding a skin that i like.
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    What Is DMA (Part 1)

    What Is DMA? DMA is a way for you to offload the work of transferring data between main memory and the device onto your device. This is in contrast to programmed I/O (PIO) where you have the processor copying data between main memory and the device...
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    Who am I?

    I've been trying to find time to start a blog for a while now. I figure the first question i'll be asked is "who are you and why should I care?". Like all things the answer to that isn't particularly easy. If you're not interested in driver development...
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