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contigmalloc, contigfree - manage contiguous kernel physical memory
contigmalloc(unsigned long size, struct malloc_type *type, int flags,
vm_paddr_t low, vm_paddr_t high, unsigned long alignment,
unsigned long boundary);
contigfree(void *addr, unsigned long size, struct malloc_type *type);
The contigmalloc() function allocates size bytes of contiguous physical
memory that is aligned to alignment bytes, and which does not cross a
boundary of boundary bytes. If successful, the allocation will reside
between physical addresses low and high. The returned pointer points to
a wired kernel virtual address range of size bytes allocated from the
kernel virtual address (KVA) map.
The flags parameter modifies contigmalloc()’s behaviour as follows:
M_ZERO Causes the allocated physical memory to be zero filled.
Other flags (if present) are ignored.
The contigfree() function deallocates memory allocated by a previous call
The contigmalloc() function does not sleep waiting for memory resources
to be freed up, but instead scans available physical memory a small
number of times for a suitably sized free address range before giving up.
Memory allocation is done on a first-fit basis, starting from the top of
the provided address range.
The contigmalloc() function returns a kernel virtual address if
allocation succeeds, or NULL otherwise.
p = contigmalloc(8192, M_DEVBUF, M_ZERO, 0, (1L << 22),
32 * 1024, 1024 * 1024);
Ask for 8192 bytes of zero-filled memory residing between physical
address 0 and 4194303 inclusive, aligned to a 32K boundary and not
crossing a 1M address boundary.
The contigmalloc() function will panic if size is zero, or if alignment
or boundary is not a power of two.