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     VOP_GETPAGES, VOP_PUTPAGES — read or write VM pages from a file


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

     VOP_GETPAGES(struct vnode *vp, vm_page_t *ma, int count, int reqpage, vm_ooffset_t offset);

     VOP_PUTPAGES(struct vnode *vp, vm_page_t *ma, 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.

     ma       Pointer to the first element of an array of pages representing a contiguous region
              of the file to be read or written.

     count    The number of bytes that should be read into the pages of 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

     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_sunbusy(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 ma that it does not
     successfully handle, by calling vm_page_free(9).  When it succeeds, VOP_GETPAGES() must set
     the valid bits appropriately.  VOP_GETPAGES() must keep reqpage busy.  It must unbusy all
     other successfully handled pages and put them on appropriate page queue(s).  For example,
     VOP_GETPAGES() may either activate a page (if its wanted bit is set) or deactivate it
     (otherwise), and finally call vm_page_xunbusy(9) to arouse any threads currently waiting for
     the page to be faulted in.


     If it successfully reads ma[reqpage], VOP_GETPAGES() returns VM_PAGER_OK; otherwise,
     VM_PAGER_ERROR.  By convention, the return value of VOP_PUTPAGES() is rtvals[0].


     vm_object_pip_wakeup(9), vm_page_free(9), vm_pagge_sunbusy(9), vm_page_undirty(9),
     vm_page_xunbusy(9), vnode(9)


     This manual page was written by Doug Rabson and then substantially rewritten by
     Garrett Wollman.