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    SubjectRe: [05/17] vunmap: return page array
    On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 20:36:10 -0700
    Christoph Lameter <> wrote:

    > Make vunmap return the page array that was used at vmap. This is useful
    > if one has no structures to track the page array but simply stores the
    > virtual address somewhere. The disposition of the page array can be
    > decided upon after vunmap. vfree() may now also be used instead of
    > vunmap which will release the page array after vunmap'ping it.
    > Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <>

    Hmm, I don't like returning array which someone allocated in past and forgot.
    And, area->page[] array under vmalloc() is allocated as following (in -rc6-mm1)
    if (array_size > PAGE_SIZE) {
    pages = __vmalloc_node(array_size, gfp_mask | __GFP_ZERO,
    PAGE_KERNEL, node);
    area->flags |= VM_VPAGES;
    } else {
    pages = kmalloc_node(array_size,
    (gfp_mask & GFP_RECLAIM_MASK) | __GFP_ZERO,
    A bit complicating.

    At least, please add comments "How to free page-array returned by vummap"


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