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

vm_page_insert, vm_page_remove -- add/remove page from an object SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/param.h> #include <vm/vm.h> #include <vm/vm_page.h> void vm_page_insert(vm_page_t m, vm_object_t object, vm_pindex_t pindex); void vm_page_remove(vm_page_t m); DESCRIPTION
The vm_page_insert() function adds a page to the given object at the given index. The page is added to both the VM page hash table and to the object's list of pages, but the hardware page tables are not updated. In the case of a user page, it will be faulted in when it is accessed. If the page is a kernel page, the caller is expected to handle adding the page to the kernel's pmap. If PG_WRITEABLE is set in the page's flags, OBJ_WRITEABLE and OBJ_MIGHTBEDIRTY are set in the object's flags. The vm_page_remove() function removes the given page from its object, and from the VM page hash table. The page must be busy prior to this call, or the system will panic. The pmap entry for the page is not removed by this function. The arguments to vm_page_insert() are: m The page to add to the object. object The object the page should be added to. pindex The index into the object the page should be at. The arguments to vm_page_remove() are: m The page to remove. IMPLEMENTATION NOTES
The index of a page in a VM object is the byte index into the same object truncated to a page boundary. For example, if the page size is 4096 bytes, and the address in the object is 81944, the page index is 20. AUTHORS
This manual page was written by Chad David <>. BSD
July 17, 2001 BSD

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

vm_page_alloc -- allocate a page for a vm_object SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/param.h> #include <vm/vm.h> #include <vm/vm_page.h> vm_page_t vm_page_alloc(vm_object_t object, vm_pindex_t pindex, int req); DESCRIPTION
The vm_page_alloc() function allocates a page at pindex within object. It is assumed that a page has not already been allocated at pindex. The page returned is inserted into the object, unless VM_ALLOC_NOOBJ is specified in the req. The page may exist in the vm object cache, in which case it will be reactivated instead, moving from the cache into the object page list. vm_page_alloc() will not sleep. Its arguments are: object The VM object to allocate the page for. The object must be locked if VM_ALLOC_NOOBJ is not specified. pindex The index into the object at which the page should be inserted. req The bitwise-inclusive OR of a class and any optional flags indicating how the page should be allocated. Exactly one of the following classes must be specified: VM_ALLOC_NORMAL The page should be allocated with no special treatment. VM_ALLOC_SYSTEM The page can be allocated if the cache is empty and the free page count is above the interrupt reserved water mark. This flag should be used only when the system really needs the page. VM_ALLOC_INTERRUPT vm_page_alloc() is being called during an interrupt. A page will be returned successfully if the free page count is greater than zero. The optional flags are: VM_ALLOC_NOBUSY The returned page will not be exclusive busy. VM_ALLOC_NODUMP The returned page will not be included in any kernel core dumps regardless of whether or not it is mapped in to KVA. VM_ALLOC_NOOBJ Do not associate the allocated page with a vm object. The object argument is ignored. VM_ALLOC_IFCACHED Allocate the page only if it is cached. Otherwise, return NULL. VM_ALLOC_IFNOTCACHED Only allocate the page if it is not cached in the object. If the page at the specified pindex is cached, NULL is returned instead. VM_ALLOC_SBUSY The returned page will be shared busy. VM_ALLOC_WIRED The returned page will be wired. VM_ALLOC_ZERO Indicate a preference for a pre-zeroed page. There is no guarantee that the returned page will be zeroed, but it will have the PG_ZERO flag set if it is zeroed. RETURN VALUES
The vm_page_t that was allocated is returned if successful; otherwise, NULL is returned. NOTES
The pager process is always upgraded to VM_ALLOC_SYSTEM unless VM_ALLOC_INTERRUPT is set. AUTHORS
This manual page was written by Chad David <>. BSD
January 28, 2012 BSD
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