vm_insert_pfn_prot (9) - Linux Man Pages

vm_insert_pfn_prot: insert single pfn into user vma with specified pgprot

NAME

vm_insert_pfn_prot - insert single pfn into user vma with specified pgprot

SYNOPSIS

int vm_insert_pfn_prot(struct vm_area_struct vma, unsigned long addr, unsigned long pfn, pgprot_t pgprot);

ARGUMENTS

vma

user vma to map to

addr

target user address of this page

pfn

source kernel pfn

pgprot

pgprot flags for the inserted page

DESCRIPTION

This is exactly like vm_insert_pfn, except that it allows drivers to to override pgprot on a per-page basis.

This only makes sense for IO mappings, and it makes no sense for cow mappings. In general, using multiple vmas is preferable; vm_insert_pfn_prot should only be used if using multiple VMAs is impractical.

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