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authorYang Shi <yang.s@alibaba-inc.com>2017-10-13 15:57:37 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2017-10-13 16:18:32 -0700
commitc02c30093254189a6ef55fed415a4ffb55a74cdf (patch)
tree2294769fc18dd294e23aa2b1dc4d842d620c87d5
parentcc3fa84045694c2fd7ccf6ce84dee5cba372a7d3 (diff)
downloadlinux-sh-c02c30093254189a6ef55fed415a4ffb55a74cdf.tar.gz
mm/madvise.c: add description for MADV_WIPEONFORK and MADV_KEEPONFORK
mm/madvise.c has a brief description about all MADV_ flags. Add a description for the newly added MADV_WIPEONFORK and MADV_KEEPONFORK. Although man page has the similar information, but it'd better to keep the consistent with other flags. Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1506117328-88228-1-git-send-email-yang.s@alibaba-inc.com Signed-off-by: Yang Shi <yang.s@alibaba-inc.com> Reviewed-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
-rw-r--r--mm/madvise.c7
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/mm/madvise.c b/mm/madvise.c
index 25bade36e9ca..fd70d6aabc3e 100644
--- a/mm/madvise.c
+++ b/mm/madvise.c
@@ -757,6 +757,9 @@ madvise_behavior_valid(int behavior)
* MADV_DONTFORK - omit this area from child's address space when forking:
* typically, to avoid COWing pages pinned by get_user_pages().
* MADV_DOFORK - cancel MADV_DONTFORK: no longer omit this area when forking.
+ * MADV_WIPEONFORK - present the child process with zero-filled memory in this
+ * range after a fork.
+ * MADV_KEEPONFORK - undo the effect of MADV_WIPEONFORK
* MADV_HWPOISON - trigger memory error handler as if the given memory range
* were corrupted by unrecoverable hardware memory failure.
* MADV_SOFT_OFFLINE - try to soft-offline the given range of memory.
@@ -777,7 +780,9 @@ madvise_behavior_valid(int behavior)
* zero - success
* -EINVAL - start + len < 0, start is not page-aligned,
* "behavior" is not a valid value, or application
- * is attempting to release locked or shared pages.
+ * is attempting to release locked or shared pages,
+ * or the specified address range includes file, Huge TLB,
+ * MAP_SHARED or VMPFNMAP range.
* -ENOMEM - addresses in the specified range are not currently
* mapped, or are outside the AS of the process.
* -EIO - an I/O error occurred while paging in data.