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ALLOC_CONTIG_RANGE(9) Memory Management in Linux ALLOC_CONTIG_RANGE(9)

NAME

alloc_contig_range - - tries to allocate given range of pages

SYNOPSIS

int alloc_contig_range(unsigned long start, unsigned long end, unsigned migratetype);

ARGUMENTS

start
start PFN to allocate
end
one-past-the-last PFN to allocate
migratetype
migratetype of the underlaying pageblocks (either #MIGRATE_MOVABLE or #MIGRATE_CMA). All pageblocks in range must have the same migratetype and it must be either of the two.

DESCRIPTION

The PFN range does not have to be pageblock or MAX_ORDER_NR_PAGES aligned, however it's the caller's responsibility to guarantee that we are the only thread that changes migrate type of pageblocks the pages fall in.
The PFN range must belong to a single zone.
Returns zero on success or negative error code. On success all pages which PFN is in [start, end) are allocated for the caller and need to be freed with free_contig_range.

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April 2017 Kernel Hackers Manual 4.10