memkind_fixed - memkind operations on user-defined memory.
Note: This is EXPERIMENTAL API. The functionality and the header file itself can be changed (including non-backward compatible changes) or removed.
int memkind_fixed_create(struct memkind *kind,
struct memkind_ops *ops, const char *name);
int memkind_fixed_destroy(struct memkind *kind);
void *memkind_fixed_mmap(struct memkind *kind, void *addr, size_t size);
The fixed memory memkind operations enable memory kinds built on user-defined memory. Such memory may have different attributes, depending on how the memory mapping was created.
The fixed kinds are most useful when a specific memory characteristics, e.g. numa binding, which are not fully supported by other memkind API, need to be manipulated.
The most convenient way to create fixed kinds is to use memkind_create_fixed() (see memkind(3)).
memkind_fixed_create() is an implementation of the memkind "create" operation for kinds that are created on the memory area supplied by the user. It allocates space for some fixed-kind-specific metadata, then calls memkind_arena_create() (see memkind_arena(3))
memkind_fixed_destroy() is an implementation of the memkind "destroy" operation for kinds that are created on the memory area supplied by the user. This releases all of the resources allocated by memkind_fixed_create() , but please note that it does not de-allocate the underlying memory.
memkind_fixed_mmap() allocates the file system space for a block of size bytes in the memory-mapped file associated with given kind. The addr hint is ignored. The return value is the address of mapped memory region or MAP_FAILED in the case of an error.
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memkind(3), memkind_arena(3), memkind_default(3), memkind_hbw(3), memkind_hugetlb(3), libvmem(3), jemalloc(3), mbind(2), mmap(2)