vm_page_dontneed(9) indicate that a page is not needed anymore


In sys/param.h In vm/vm.h In vm/vm_page.h Ft void Fn vm_page_dontneed vm_page_t m


The Fn vm_page_dontneed function advises the VM system that the given page is no longer required. If the page is already in the inactive queue or in the cache queue, this function does nothing; otherwise the page is deactivated.

Note that Fn vm_page_dontneed does not necessarily deactivate a page, but instead implements an algorithm that attempts to prevent small objects from having their pages reused too quickly, and large objects from flushing smaller ones from the queues as their pages are released.


This manual page was written by An Chad David Aq [email protected] .