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buf_unlock(9) [freebsd man page]

BUF_UNLOCK(9)						   BSD Kernel Developer's Manual					     BUF_UNLOCK(9)

NAME
BUF_UNLOCK -- unlocks a locked buffer SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/param.h> #include <sys/systm.h> #include <sys/uio.h> #include <sys/bio.h> #include <sys/buf.h> void BUF_UNLOCK(struct buf *bp); DESCRIPTION
The BUF_UNLOCK() function unlocks a buffer that was previously locked with BUF_LOCK() or BUF_TIMELOCK(). Its argument is: bp The buffer to unlock. The buffer must already be locked. SEE ALSO
buf(9), BUF_LOCK(9), BUF_TIMELOCK(9), lockmgr(9) AUTHORS
This manual page was written by Chad David <davidc@acns.ab.ca>. BSD
July 9, 2001 BSD

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PBUF(9) 						   BSD Kernel Developer's Manual						   PBUF(9)

NAME
pbuf, getpbuf, trypbuf, relpbuf -- functions for managing physical buffers SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/param.h> #include <sys/systm.h> #include <sys/bio.h> #include <sys/buf.h> struct buf * getpbuf(int *pfreecnt); struct buf * trypbuf(int *pfreecnt); void relpbuf(struct buf *bp, int *pfreecnt); DESCRIPTION
These functions are used to allocate and release physical buffers. The physical buffers are allocated at system startup and are maintained in a separate pool from the main system buffers. They are intended for use by subsystems that cannot or should not be reliant on the main pool of buffers (for example the swap pager). The system allocates between 16 and 256 physical buffers depending on the amount of memory in the system. Each subsystem that allocates buffers via these calls is expected to manage its own percentage free counter. If the value is initialized to -1 the number of buffers available to the subsystem is limited only by the number of physical buffers available. The number of buffers is stored in nswbuf which is defined in <sys/buf.h> and initialized in cpu_startup(). A recommended initialization value is 1/2 nswbuf. The getpbuf() function returns the first available buffer to the user. If there are no buffers available, getpbuf() will sleep waiting for one to become available. If pfreecnt is zero, getpbuf() will sleep until it increases. pfreecnt is decremented prior to returning. The trypbuf() function returns the first available buffer. If there are no buffers available, NULL is returned. As well, if pfreecnt is zero, NULL is returned. pfreecnt is decremented prior to returning a valid buffer. If NULL is returned, pfreecnt is not modified. The relpbuf() function releases the buffer back to the free list. If the buffers b_rcred or b_wcred structures are not NULL, they are freed. See crfree(9). pfreecnt is incremented prior to returning. RETURN VALUES
getpbuf() and trypbuf() return a pointer to the buffer. In the case of trypbuf(), NULL can also be returned indicating that there are no buffers available. AUTHORS
This manual page was written by Chad David <davidc@acns.ab.ca>. BSD
July 9, 2001 BSD

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