idr_alloc (9) - Linux Man Pages
idr_alloc: allocate new idr entry
idr_alloc - allocate new idr entry
int idr_alloc(struct idr
*idr, void *ptr, int start, int end, gfp_t gfp_mask);
- the (initialized) idr
- pointer to be associated with the new id
- the minimum id (inclusive)
- the maximum id (exclusive, <= 0 for max)
- memory allocation flags
Allocate an id in [start, end) and associate it with ptr. If no ID is available in the specified range, returns -ENOSPC. On memory allocation failure, returns -ENOMEM.
Note that end is treated as max when <= 0. This is to always allow using start + N as end as long as N is inside integer range.
The user is responsible for exclusively synchronizing all operations which may modify idr. However, read-only accesses such as idr_find or iteration can be performed under RCU read lock provided the user destroys ptr in RCU-safe way after removal from idr.