[Numpy-discussion] memmap from fd?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Fri Jan 9 06:10:40 CST 2009

On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 06:05, Neal Becker <ndbecker2@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm working on interfacing to a custom FPGA board.  The kernel driver exposes the FPGA memory via mmap.
> It might be nice to use numpy memmap to read/write data.  One issue is that I think I will need to create the memmap array from a fd, not a file name.  The reason is I wrote the driver to only allow 1 exclusive open, and I already have it open for other reasons.  Any chance to create a memmap array from a fd?

Use os.fdopen(fd) to create a file object which can be passed to the
memmap constructor.

Robert Kern

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