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Memory Management APIs
User Space Memory Access
.. kernel-doc:: arch/x86/include/asm/uaccess.h
.. kernel-doc:: arch/x86/lib/usercopy_32.c
.. kernel-doc:: mm/gup.c
:functions: get_user_pages_fast
.. _mm-api-gfp-flags:
Memory Allocation Controls
Functions which need to allocate memory often use GFP flags to express
how that memory should be allocated. The GFP acronym stands for "get
free pages", the underlying memory allocation function. Not every GFP
flag is allowed to every function which may allocate memory. Most
users will want to use a plain ``GFP_KERNEL``.
.. kernel-doc:: include/linux/gfp.h
:doc: Page mobility and placement hints
.. kernel-doc:: include/linux/gfp.h
:doc: Watermark modifiers
.. kernel-doc:: include/linux/gfp.h
:doc: Reclaim modifiers
.. kernel-doc:: include/linux/gfp.h
:doc: Useful GFP flag combinations
The Slab Cache
.. kernel-doc:: include/linux/slab.h
.. kernel-doc:: mm/slab.c
.. kernel-doc:: mm/slab_common.c
.. kernel-doc:: mm/util.c
:functions: kfree_const kvmalloc_node kvfree
Virtually Contiguous Mappings
.. kernel-doc:: mm/vmalloc.c
File Mapping and Page Cache
.. kernel-doc:: mm/readahead.c
.. kernel-doc:: mm/filemap.c
.. kernel-doc:: mm/page-writeback.c
.. kernel-doc:: mm/truncate.c
Memory pools
.. kernel-doc:: mm/mempool.c
DMA pools
.. kernel-doc:: mm/dmapool.c
More Memory Management Functions
.. kernel-doc:: mm/memory.c
.. kernel-doc:: mm/page_alloc.c