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authorDave Young <hidave.darkstar@gmail.com>2010-10-26 14:22:06 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-10-26 16:52:10 -0700
commite1ca7788dec6773b1a2bce51b7141948f2b8bccf (patch)
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parent7bbc0905ea4f7a471a7f79d0bea5d538f5114fc9 (diff)
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mm: add vzalloc() and vzalloc_node() helpers
Add vzalloc() and vzalloc_node() to encapsulate the vmalloc-then-memset-zero operation. Use __GFP_ZERO to zero fill the allocated memory. Signed-off-by: Dave Young <hidave.darkstar@gmail.com> Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org> Acked-by: Greg Ungerer <gerg@snapgear.com> Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm/nommu.c')
-rw-r--r--mm/nommu.c49
1 files changed, 48 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/mm/nommu.c b/mm/nommu.c
index 88ff091eb07..30b5c20eec1 100644
--- a/mm/nommu.c
+++ b/mm/nommu.c
@@ -293,11 +293,58 @@ void *vmalloc(unsigned long size)
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(vmalloc);
+/*
+ * vzalloc - allocate virtually continguos memory with zero fill
+ *
+ * @size: allocation size
+ *
+ * Allocate enough pages to cover @size from the page level
+ * allocator and map them into continguos kernel virtual space.
+ * The memory allocated is set to zero.
+ *
+ * For tight control over page level allocator and protection flags
+ * use __vmalloc() instead.
+ */
+void *vzalloc(unsigned long size)
+{
+ return __vmalloc(size, GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_HIGHMEM | __GFP_ZERO,
+ PAGE_KERNEL);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(vzalloc);
+
+/**
+ * vmalloc_node - allocate memory on a specific node
+ * @size: allocation size
+ * @node: numa node
+ *
+ * Allocate enough pages to cover @size from the page level
+ * allocator and map them into contiguous kernel virtual space.
+ *
+ * For tight control over page level allocator and protection flags
+ * use __vmalloc() instead.
+ */
void *vmalloc_node(unsigned long size, int node)
{
return vmalloc(size);
}
-EXPORT_SYMBOL(vmalloc_node);
+
+/**
+ * vzalloc_node - allocate memory on a specific node with zero fill
+ * @size: allocation size
+ * @node: numa node
+ *
+ * Allocate enough pages to cover @size from the page level
+ * allocator and map them into contiguous kernel virtual space.
+ * The memory allocated is set to zero.
+ *
+ * For tight control over page level allocator and protection flags
+ * use __vmalloc() instead.
+ */
+void *vzalloc_node(unsigned long size, int node)
+{
+ return vzalloc(size);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(vzalloc_node);
#ifndef PAGE_KERNEL_EXEC
# define PAGE_KERNEL_EXEC PAGE_KERNEL