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Subject[RFC][PATCH] nameing reserved pages [1/3]
inline functions for naming pages.
-- Kame

Adding page_type definitions and funcs for naming reserved pages.

Reserved page's information is stored into page->private.

This is a weak naming method and anyone can overwrite it.

This information is used in /dev/memstate in following patch.

Signed-off-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>


---

linux-2.6.12-rc2-kamezawa/include/linux/mm.h | 31 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 files changed, 31 insertions(+)

diff -puN include/linux/mm.h~name_reserved include/linux/mm.h
--- linux-2.6.12-rc2/include/linux/mm.h~name_reserved 2005-04-20 09:37:48.000000000 +0900
+++ linux-2.6.12-rc2-kamezawa/include/linux/mm.h 2005-04-20 10:38:01.000000000 +0900
@@ -348,6 +348,37 @@ static inline void put_page(struct page
#endif /* CONFIG_HUGETLB_PAGE */

/*
+ * Type of Pages. This is used in /dev/memstate.
+ * value range is 0-255.
+ */
+enum page_type {
+ Page_Common = 0,
+ Min_Reserved_Types = 1,
+ Rserved_Unknwon = 1,
+ Reserved_At_Boot,
+ Max_Reserved_Types,
+ Page_Invalid = 0xff
+};
+/*
+ * Basically, page->private has no meaning without PG_private.
+ * Here, we use page->private for PG_reserved pages to record type of a page.
+ * Because a page is reserved, anyone will not modify page->private.
+ * When it is freed, page->private will be overwritten by some code.
+ */
+static inline void set_page_reserved(struct page *page, unsigned char type)
+{
+ SetPageReserved(page);
+ page->private = type;
+}
+
+static inline unsigned char reserved_page_type(struct page *page)
+{
+ if (!PageReserved(page))
+ return 0;
+ return (unsigned char)page->private;
+}
+
+/*
* Multiple processes may "see" the same page. E.g. for untouched
* mappings of /dev/null, all processes see the same page full of
* zeroes, and text pages of executables and shared libraries have
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