generic_pipe_buf_steal (9) - Linux Man Pages

generic_pipe_buf_steal: attempt to take ownership of a pipe_buffer

NAME

generic_pipe_buf_steal - attempt to take ownership of a pipe_buffer

SYNOPSIS

int generic_pipe_buf_steal(struct pipe_inode_info pipe, struct pipe_buffer buf);

ARGUMENTS

pipe

the pipe that the buffer belongs to

buf

the buffer to attempt to steal

DESCRIPTION

This function attempts to steal the struct page attached to buf. If successful, this function returns 0 and returns with the page locked. The caller may then reuse the page for whatever he wishes; the typical use is insertion into a different file page cache.

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