migrate_pages

MIGRATE_PAGES(2)           Linux Programmer's Manual          MIGRATE_PAGES(2)

NAME
       migrate_pages - move all pages in a process to another set of nodes

SYNOPSIS
       #include <numaif.h>

       long migrate_pages(int pid, unsigned long maxnode,
                          const unsigned long *old_nodes,
                          const unsigned long *new_nodes);

       Link with -lnuma.

DESCRIPTION
       migrate_pages()  attempts to move all pages of the process pid that are
       in memory nodes old_nodes to the memory nodes in new_nodes.  Pages  not
       located  in any node in old_nodes will not be migrated.  As far as pos-
       sible, the kernel maintains the relative topology  relationship  inside
       old_nodes during the migration to new_nodes.

       The old_nodes and new_nodes arguments are pointers to bit masks of node
       numbers, with up to maxnode bits in each mask.  These masks  are  main-
       tained  as  arrays of unsigned long integers (in the last long integer,
       the bits beyond those specified by maxnode are ignored).   The  maxnode
       argument  is  the maximum node number in the bit mask plus one (this is
       the same as in mbind(2), but different from select(2)).

       The pid argument is the ID of the process whose pages are to be  moved.
       To  move  pages  in  another  process,  the  caller  must be privileged
       (CAP_SYS_NICE) or the real or effective user ID of the calling  process
       must match the real or saved-set user ID of the target process.  If pid
       is 0, then migrate_pages() moves pages of the calling process.

       Pages shared with another process will be moved only if the  initiating
       process has the CAP_SYS_NICE privilege.

RETURN VALUE
       On  success  migrate_pages() returns the number of pages that could not
       be moved (i.e., a return of zero means that all pages were successfully
       moved).  On error, it returns -1, and sets errno to indicate the error.

ERRORS
       EFAULT Part or all of the memory range specified by old_nodes/new_nodes
              and maxnode points outside your accessible address space.

       EINVAL The value specified by maxnode exceeds a  kernel-imposed  limit.
              Or,  old_nodes  or new_nodes specifies one or more node IDs that
              are greater than the maximum supported node ID.  Or, none of the
              node  IDs  specified by new_nodes are on-line and allowed by the
              process's current cpuset context, or none of the specified nodes
              contain memory.

       EPERM  Insufficient  privilege  (CAP_SYS_NICE)  to  move  pages  of the
              process   specified   by   pid,   or   insufficient    privilege
              (CAP_SYS_NICE) to access the specified target nodes.

       ESRCH  No process matching pid could be found.

VERSIONS
       The  migrate_pages()  system  call  first  appeared on Linux in version
       2.6.16.

CONFORMING TO
       This system call is Linux-specific.

NOTES
       For information on library support, see numa(7).

       Use get_mempolicy(2) with the MPOL_F_MEMS_ALLOWED flag  to  obtain  the
       set  of  nodes  that are allowed by the calling process's cpuset.  Note
       that this information is subject to change at any  time  by  manual  or
       automatic reconfiguration of the cpuset.

       Use  of  migrate_pages() may result in pages whose location (node) vio-
       lates the memory policy established for the  specified  addresses  (see
       mbind(2))  and/or  the  specified process (see set_mempolicy(2)).  That
       is, memory policy does not constrain  the  destination  nodes  used  by
       migrate_pages().

       The  <numaif.h>  header  is  not  included  with  glibc,  but  requires
       installing libnuma-devel or a similar package.

SEE ALSO
       get_mempolicy(2), mbind(2),  set_mempolicy(2),  numa(3),  numa_maps(5),
       cpuset(7), numa(7), migratepages(8), numastat(8)

       Documentation/vm/page_migration in the Linux kernel source tree

COLOPHON
       This  page  is  part of release 4.15 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, information about reporting bugs,  and  the
       latest     version     of     this    page,    can    be    found    at
       https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

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