vm_insert_page - insert single page into user vma
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
int vm_insert_page(struct vm_area_struct * vma , unsigned long addr , struct page * page );
3. ARGUMENTS ▲
user vma to map to
target user address of this page
source kernel page
4. DESCRIPTION ▲
This allows drivers to insert individual pages theyAqve allocated into a user vma.
The page has to be a nice clean _individual_ kernel allocation. If you allocate a compound page, you need to have marked it as such (__GFP_COMP), or manually just split the page up yourself (see split_page).
NOTE! Traditionally this was done with « remap_pfn_range » which took an arbitrary page protection parameter. This doesnAqt allow that. Your vma protection will have to be set up correctly, which means that if you want a shared writable mapping, youAqd better ask for a shared writable mapping!
The page does not need to be reserved.
Usually this function is called from f_op->mmap handler under mm->mmap_sem write-lock, so it can change vma->vm_flags. Caller must set VM_MIXEDMAP on vma if it wants to call this function from other places, for example from page-fault handler.
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