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idr_alloc: allocate new idr entry

NAME

idr_alloc - allocate new idr entry

SYNOPSIS

int idr_alloc(struct idr idr, void ptr, int start, int end, gfp_t gfp_mask);

ARGUMENTS

idr

the (initialized) idr

ptr

pointer to be associated with the new id

start

the minimum id (inclusive)

end

the maximum id (exclusive, <= 0 for max)

gfp_mask

memory allocation flags

DESCRIPTION

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.

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