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NAME

       mtrr_add -  Add a memory type region

SYNOPSIS

       int  mtrr_add  (unsigned  long  base,  unsigned long size, unsigned int
       type, char increment);

ARGUMENTS

       base         Physical base address of region

       size         Physical size of region

       type         Type of MTRR desired

       increment    If this is true do usage counting on the region

DESCRIPTION

       Memory type region registers control the caching on newer Intel and non
       Intel  processors.  This  function allows drivers to request an MTRR is
       added.  The  details  and  hardware  specifics  of   each   processor’s
       implementation  are hidden from the caller, but nevertheless the caller
       should expect to need to provide a power of two size on  an  equivalent
       power of two boundary.

       If  the region cannot be added either because all regions are in use or
       the CPU cannot support it a negative value is returned. On success  the
       register  number for this entry is returned, but should be treated as a
       cookie only.

       On a multiprocessor machine the changes are  made  to  all  processors.
       This is required on x86 by the Intel processors.

       The available types are

       MTRR_TYPE_UNCACHABLE     -    No caching

       MTRR_TYPE_WRBACK    -    Write data back in bursts whenever

       MTRR_TYPE_WRCOMB    -    Write data back soon but allow bursts

       MTRR_TYPE_WRTHROUGH -    Cache reads but not writes

BUGS

        Needs  a  quiet  flag for the cases where drivers do not mind failures
       and do not wish system log messages to be sent.