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vm_page_alloc - allocate a page for a vm_object
vm_page_alloc(vm_object_t object, vm_pindex_t pindex, int page_req);
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, but is not inserted into the
vm_page_alloc() will not block.
Its arguments are:
object The VM object to allocate the page for.
pindex The index into the object at which the page should be inserted.
page_req A flag indicating how the page should be allocated.
VM_ALLOC_NORMAL The page should be allocated with no
VM_ALLOC_SYSTEM The page can be allocated if the cache
queue is empty and the free page count is
above the interrupt reserved water mark.
If VM_ALLOC_INTERRUPT is set, the page can
be allocated as long as the free page count
is greater than zero. This flag should be
used only when the system really needs the
VM_ALLOC_INTERRUPT vm_page_alloc() is being called during an
interrupt and therefore the cache cannot be
accessed. The page will only be returned
successfully if the free count is greater
VM_ALLOC_ZERO Indicate a preference for a pre-zeroed
page. There is no guarantee that the page
thus returned will be zeroed, but it will
be marked as such.
VM_ALLOC_NOOBJ The page is associated with an unmanaged
memory region, that is, there is no backing
VM object. This is typically used to
allocate pages within the kernel virtual
The vm_page_t that was allocated is returned if successful; otherwise,
NULL is returned.
The pager process is always upgraded to VM_ALLOC_SYSTEM unless
VM_ALLOC_INTERRUPT is set.
This manual page was written by Chad David 〈email@example.com〉.