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kmem_cache_create(9) [linux man page]

KMEM_CACHE_CREATE(9)                                        Memory Management in Linux                                        KMEM_CACHE_CREATE(9)

NAME
kmem_cache_create - Create a cache. SYNOPSIS
struct kmem_cache * kmem_cache_create(const char * name, size_t size, size_t align, unsigned long flags, void (*ctor) (void *)); ARGUMENTS
name A string which is used in /proc/slabinfo to identify this cache. size The size of objects to be created in this cache. align The required alignment for the objects. flags SLAB flags ctor A constructor for the objects. DESCRIPTION
Returns a ptr to the cache on success, NULL on failure. Cannot be called within a int, but can be interrupted. The ctor is run when new pages are allocated by the cache. name must be valid until the cache is destroyed. This implies that the module calling this has to destroy the cache before getting unloaded. Note that kmem_cache_name is not guaranteed to return the same pointer, therefore applications must manage it themselves. The flags are SLAB_POISON - Poison the slab with a known test pattern (a5a5a5a5) to catch references to uninitialised memory. SLAB_RED_ZONE - Insert `Red' zones around the allocated memory to check for buffer overruns. SLAB_HWCACHE_ALIGN - Align the objects in this cache to a hardware cacheline. This can be beneficial if you're counting cycles as closely as davem. COPYRIGHT
Kernel Hackers Manual 2.6. July 2010 KMEM_CACHE_CREATE(9)

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KMEM_CACHE_CREATE(9)					    Memory Management in Linux					      KMEM_CACHE_CREATE(9)

NAME
kmem_cache_create - Create a cache. SYNOPSIS
struct kmem_cache * kmem_cache_create(const char * name, size_t size, size_t align, unsigned long flags, void (*ctor) (void *)); ARGUMENTS
name A string which is used in /proc/slabinfo to identify this cache. size The size of objects to be created in this cache. align The required alignment for the objects. flags SLAB flags ctor A constructor for the objects. DESCRIPTION
Returns a ptr to the cache on success, NULL on failure. Cannot be called within a int, but can be interrupted. The ctor is run when new pages are allocated by the cache. name must be valid until the cache is destroyed. This implies that the module calling this has to destroy the cache before getting unloaded. Note that kmem_cache_name is not guaranteed to return the same pointer, therefore applications must manage it themselves. The flags are SLAB_POISON - Poison the slab with a known test pattern (a5a5a5a5) to catch references to uninitialised memory. SLAB_RED_ZONE - Insert `Red' zones around the allocated memory to check for buffer overruns. SLAB_HWCACHE_ALIGN - Align the objects in this cache to a hardware cacheline. This can be beneficial if you're counting cycles as closely as davem. COPYRIGHT
Kernel Hackers Manual 2.6. July 2010 KMEM_CACHE_CREATE(9)

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