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[02/11] mm: add a VM_MAP_PUT_PAGES flag for vmap

Message ID 20200924135853.875294-3-hch@lst.de
State New, archived
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Series [01/11] mm: update the documentation for vfree | expand

Commit Message

Christoph Hellwig Sept. 24, 2020, 1:58 p.m. UTC
Add a flag so that vmap takes ownership of the passed in page array.
When vfree is called on such an allocation it will put one reference
on each page, and free the page array itself.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
---
 include/linux/vmalloc.h | 1 +
 mm/vmalloc.c            | 9 +++++++--
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/include/linux/vmalloc.h b/include/linux/vmalloc.h
index 0221f852a7e1a3..b899681e3ff9f0 100644
--- a/include/linux/vmalloc.h
+++ b/include/linux/vmalloc.h
@@ -24,6 +24,7 @@  struct notifier_block;		/* in notifier.h */
 #define VM_UNINITIALIZED	0x00000020	/* vm_struct is not fully initialized */
 #define VM_NO_GUARD		0x00000040      /* don't add guard page */
 #define VM_KASAN		0x00000080      /* has allocated kasan shadow memory */
+#define VM_MAP_PUT_PAGES	0x00000100	/* put pages and free array in vfree */
 
 /*
  * VM_KASAN is used slighly differently depending on CONFIG_KASAN_VMALLOC.
diff --git a/mm/vmalloc.c b/mm/vmalloc.c
index 8770260419af06..ffad65f052c3f9 100644
--- a/mm/vmalloc.c
+++ b/mm/vmalloc.c
@@ -2377,8 +2377,11 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL(vunmap);
  * @flags: vm_area->flags
  * @prot: page protection for the mapping
  *
- * Maps @count pages from @pages into contiguous kernel virtual
- * space.
+ * Maps @count pages from @pages into contiguous kernel virtual space.
+ * If @flags contains %VM_MAP_PUT_PAGES the ownership of the pages array itself
+ * (which must be kmalloc or vmalloc memory) and one reference per pages in it
+ * are transferred from the caller to vmap(), and will be freed / dropped when
+ * vfree() is called on the return value.
  *
  * Return: the address of the area or %NULL on failure
  */
@@ -2404,6 +2407,8 @@  void *vmap(struct page **pages, unsigned int count,
 		return NULL;
 	}
 
+	if (flags & VM_MAP_PUT_PAGES)
+		area->pages = pages;
 	return area->addr;
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(vmap);