get_request (9) - Linux Man Pages

get_request: get a free request

NAME

get_request - get a free request

SYNOPSIS

struct request * get_request(struct request_queue q, int op, int op_flags, struct bio bio, gfp_t gfp_mask);

ARGUMENTS

q

request_queue to allocate request from

op

REQ_OP_READ/REQ_OP_WRITE

op_flags

rq_flag_bits

bio

bio to allocate request for (can be NULL)

gfp_mask

allocation mask

DESCRIPTION

Get a free request from q. If __GFP_DIRECT_RECLAIM is set in gfp_mask, this function keeps retrying under memory pressure and fails iff q is dead.

Must be called with q->queue_lock held and, Returns ERR_PTR on failure, with q->queue_lock held. Returns request pointer on success, with q->queue_lock *not held*.

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