unmap_mapping_range (9) - Linux Man Pages
unmap_mapping_range: unmap the portion of all mmaps in the specified address_space corresponding to the specified page range in the underlying file.
unmap_mapping_range - unmap the portion of all mmaps in the specified address_space corresponding to the specified page range in the underlying file.
void unmap_mapping_range(struct address_space
*mapping, loff_t const holebegin, loff_t const holelen, int even_cows);
- the address space containing mmaps to be unmapped.
- byte in first page to unmap, relative to the start of the underlying file. This will be rounded down to a PAGE_SIZE boundary. Note that this is different from truncate_pagecache, which must keep the partial page. In contrast, we must get rid of partial pages.
- size of prospective hole in bytes. This will be rounded up to a PAGE_SIZE boundary. A holelen of zero truncates to the end of the file.
- 1 when truncating a file, unmap even private COWed pages; but 0 when invalidating pagecache, don't throw away private data.