block_invalidatepage (9) - Linux Man Pages

block_invalidatepage: invalidate part or all of a buffer-backed page

NAME

block_invalidatepage - invalidate part or all of a buffer-backed page

SYNOPSIS

void block_invalidatepage(struct page page, unsigned int offset, unsigned int length);

ARGUMENTS

page

the page which is affected

offset

start of the range to invalidate

length

length of the range to invalidate

DESCRIPTION

block_invalidatepage is called when all or part of the page has become invalidated by a truncate operation.

block_invalidatepage does not have to release all buffers, but it must ensure that no dirty buffer is left outside offset and that no I/O is underway against any of the blocks which are outside the truncation point. Because the caller is about to free (and possibly reuse) those blocks on-disk.

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