bitmap_find_free_region (9) - Linux Man Pages

bitmap_find_free_region: find a contiguous aligned mem region

NAME

bitmap_find_free_region - find a contiguous aligned mem region

SYNOPSIS

int bitmap_find_free_region(unsigned long bitmap, unsigned int bits, int order);

ARGUMENTS

bitmap

array of unsigned longs corresponding to the bitmap

bits

number of bits in the bitmap

order

region size (log base 2 of number of bits) to find

DESCRIPTION

Find a region of free (zero) bits in a bitmap of bits bits and allocate them (set them to one). Only consider regions of length a power (order) of two, aligned to that power of two, which makes the search algorithm much faster.

Return the bit offset in bitmap of the allocated region, or -errno on failure.

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