bitmap_remap (9) - Linux Man Pages

bitmap_remap: Apply map defined by a pair of bitmaps to another bitmap


bitmap_remap - Apply map defined by a pair of bitmaps to another bitmap


void bitmap_remap(unsigned long dst, const unsigned long src, const unsigned long old, const unsigned long new, unsigned int nbits);



remapped result


subset to be remapped


defines domain of map


defines range of map


number of bits in each of these bitmaps


Let old and new define a mapping of bit positions, such that whatever position is held by the n-th set bit in old is mapped to the n-th set bit in new. In the more general case, allowing for the possibility that the weight 'w' of new is less than the weight of old, map the position of the n-th set bit in old to the position of the m-th set bit in new, where m == n % w.

If either of the old and new bitmaps are empty, or if src and dst point to the same location, then this routine copies src to dst.

The positions of unset bits in old are mapped to themselves (the identify map).

Apply the above specified mapping to src, placing the result in dst, clearing any bits previously set in dst.

For example, lets say that old has bits 4 through 7 set, and new has bits 12 through 15 set. This defines the mapping of bit position 4 to 12, 5 to 13, 6 to 14 and 7 to 15, and of all other bit positions unchanged. So if say src comes into this routine with bits 1, 5 and 7 set, then dst should leave with bits 1, 13 and 15 set.