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VOP_GETPAGES, VOP_PUTPAGES - read or write VM pages from a file
VOP_GETPAGES(struct vnode *vp, vm_page_t *m, int count, int reqpage,
VOP_PUTPAGES(struct vnode *vp, vm_page_t *m, int count, int sync,
int *rtvals, vm_ooffset_t offset);
The VOP_GETPAGES() method is called to read in pages of virtual memory
which are backed by ordinary files. If other adjacent pages are backed
by adjacent regions of the same file, VOP_GETPAGES() is requested to read
those pages as well, although it is not required to do so. The
VOP_PUTPAGES() method does the converse; that is to say, it writes out
adjacent dirty pages of virtual memory.
On entry, the vnode lock is held but neither the page queue nor VM object
locks are held. Both methods return in the same state on both success
and error returns.
The arguments are:
vp The file to access.
m Pointer to the first element of an array of contiguous pages
representing a contiguous region of the file to be read or
count The number of pages in the array.
sync VM_PAGER_PUT_SYNC if the write should be synchronous.
rtvals An array of VM system result codes indicating the status of each
page written by VOP_PUTPAGES().
reqpage The index in the page array of the requested page; i.e., the one
page which the implementation of this method must handle.
offset Offset in the file at which the mapped pages begin.
The status of the VOP_PUTPAGES() method is returned on a page-by-page
basis in the array rtvals. The possible status values are as follows:
VM_PAGER_OK The page was successfully written. The implementation
must call vm_page_undirty(9) to mark the page as clean.
VM_PAGER_PEND The page was scheduled to be written asynchronously.
When the write completes, the completion callback should
call vm_object_pip_wakeup(9) and vm_page_io_finish(9) to
clear the busy flag and awaken any other threads waiting
for this page, in addition to calling vm_page_undirty(9).
VM_PAGER_BAD The page was entirely beyond the end of the backing file.
This condition should not be possible if the vnode’s file
system is correctly implemented.
VM_PAGER_ERROR The page could not be written because of an error on the
underlying storage medium or protocol.
VM_PAGER_FAIL Treated identically to VM_PAGER_ERROR
VM_PAGER_AGAIN The page was not handled by this request.
The VOP_GETPAGES() method is expected to release any pages in m that it
does not successfully handle, by calling vm_page_free(9). When it
succeeds, VOP_GETPAGES() must set the valid bits appropriately, clear the
dirty bit (using vm_page_undirty(9)), either activate the page (if its
wanted bit is set) or deactivate it (otherwise), and finally call
vm_page_wakeup(9) to arouse any threads currently waiting for the page to
be faulted in, for each page read.
If it successfully reads m[reqpage], VOP_GETPAGES() returns VM_PAGER_OK;
otherwise, VM_PAGER_ERROR. By convention, the return value of
VOP_PUTPAGES() is rtvals.
vm_object_pip_wakeup(9), vm_page_free(9), vm_page_io_finish(9),
vm_page_undirty(9), vm_page_wakeup(9), vnode(9)
This manual page was written by Doug Rabson and then substantially