[PATCH V4 2/6] mm: mlock: Add new mlock, munlock, and munlockall system calls

Vlastimil Babka vbabka at suse.cz
Wed Jul 22 19:16:10 AEST 2015

On 07/21/2015 09:59 PM, Eric B Munson wrote:
> With the refactored mlock code, introduce new system calls for mlock,
> munlock, and munlockall.  The new calls will allow the user to specify
> what lock states are being added or cleared.  mlock2 and munlock2 are
> trivial at the moment, but a follow on patch will add a new mlock state
> making them useful.
> munlock2 addresses a limitation of the current implementation.  If a

   ^ munlockall2?

> user calls mlockall(MCL_CURRENT | MCL_FUTURE) and then later decides
> that MCL_FUTURE should be removed, they would have to call munlockall()
> followed by mlockall(MCL_CURRENT) which could potentially be very
> expensive.  The new munlockall2 system call allows a user to simply
> clear the MCL_FUTURE flag.

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