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     vm_map_find — find a free region within a map, and optionally map a vm_object


     #include <sys/param.h>
     #include <vm/vm.h>
     #include <vm/vm_map.h>

     vm_map_find(vm_map_t map, vm_object_t object, vm_ooffset_t offset, vm_offset_t *addr,
         vm_size_t length, int find_space, vm_prot_t prot, vm_prot_t max, int cow);


     The vm_map_find() function attempts to find a free region in the target map, with the given
     length, and will also optionally create a mapping of object.

     The arguments offset, prot, max, and cow are passed unchanged to vm_map_insert(9) when
     creating the mapping, if and only if a free region is found.

     If object is non-NULL, the reference count on the object must be incremented by the caller
     before calling this function to account for the new entry.

     If find_space is either VMFS_ALIGNED_SPACE or VMFS_ANY_SPACE, the function will call
     vm_map_findspace(9) to discover a free region.  Moreover, if find_space is
     VMFS_ALIGNED_SPACE, the address of the free region will be optimized for the use of
     superpages.  Otherwise, if find_space is VMFS_NO_SPACE, vm_map_insert(9) is called with the
     given address, addr.


     This function acquires a lock on map by calling vm_map_lock(9), and holds it until the
     function returns.

     The search for a free region is defined to be first-fit, from the address addr onwards.


     The vm_map_find() function returns KERN_SUCCESS if the mapping was successfully created.  If
     space could not be found or find_space was VMFS_NO_SPACE and the given address, addr, was
     already mapped, KERN_NO_SPACE will be returned.  If the discovered range turned out to be
     bogus, KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS will be returned.


     vm_map(9), vm_map_findspace(9), vm_map_insert(9), vm_map_lock(9)


     This manual page was written by Bruce M Simpson <>.