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* [PATCH] cma: debug: document new debugfs interface
@ 2015-02-26  8:31 Sasha Levin
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From: Sasha Levin @ 2015-02-26  8:31 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel; +Cc: akpm,, linux-mm, Sasha Levin

Document the structure and files under the new debugfs interface.

Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
 Documentation/cma/debugfs.txt |   21 +++++++++++++++++++++
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+The CMA debugfs interface is useful to retrieve basic information out of the
+different CMA areas and to test allocation/release in each of the areas.
+Each CMA zone represents a directory under <debugfs>/cma/, indexed by the
+kernel's CMA index. So the first CMA zone would be:
+	<debugfs>/cma/cma-0
+The structure of the files created under that directory is as follows:
+ - [RO] base_pfn: The base PFN (Page Frame Number) of the zone.
+ - [RO] count: Amount of memory in the CMA area.
+ - [RO] order_per_bit: Order of pages represented by one bit.
+ - [RO] bitmap: The bitmap of page states in the zone.
+ - [WO] alloc: Allocate N pages from that CMA area. For example:
+	echo 5 > <debugfs>/cma/cma-2/alloc
+would try to allocate 5 pages from the cma-2 area.
+ - [WO] free: Free N pages from that CMA area, similar to the above.

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