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Revision 1.8, Fri Feb 20 14:26:56 2009 UTC (10 years, 6 months ago) by pooka
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Remove the paragraph saying interfaces will change without warning.
Note that a stable version of puffs first appeared in NetBSD 5.0.

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.Dd April 7, 2007
.Dt PUFFS_FLUSH 3
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm puffs_flush
.Nd puffs kernel cache flushing and invalidation routines
.Sh LIBRARY
.Lb libpuffs
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.In puffs.h
.Ft int
.Fo puffs_inval_namecache_dir
.Fa "struct puffs_usermount *pu" "puffs_cookie_t cookie"
.Fc
.Ft int
.Fn puffs_inval_namecache_all "struct puffs_usermount *pu"
.Ft int
.Fo puffs_inval_pagecache_node
.Fa "struct puffs_usermount *pu" "puffs_cookie_t cookie"
.Fc
.Ft int
.Fo puffs_inval_pagecache_node_range
.Fa "struct puffs_usermount *pu" "puffs_cookie_t cookie" "off_t start"
.Fa "off_t end"
.Fc
.Ft int
.Fo puffs_flush_pagecache_node
.Fa "struct puffs_usermount *pu" "puffs_cookie_t cookie"
.Fc
.Ft int
.Fo puffs_flush_pagecache_node_range
.Fa "struct puffs_usermount *pu" "puffs_cookie_t cookie" "off_t start"
.Fa "off_t end"
.Fc
.Sh DESCRIPTION
These routines are used inform the kernel that any information it might
have cached is no longer valid.
.Fn puffs_inval_namecache_dir
invalidates the name cache for a given directory.
The argument
.Va cookie
should describe an existing and valid directory cookie for the file
system.
Similarly,
.Fn puffs_inval_namecache_all
invalidates the name cache for the entire file system
(this routine might go away).
.Pp
The cached pages (file contents) for a regular file described by
.Va cookie
are invalidated using
.Fn puffs_inval_pagecache_node .
A specific range can be invalidated using
.Fn puffs_inval_pagecache_node_range
for a platform specific page level granularity.
The offset
.Va start
will be
.Em truncated
to a page boundary while
.Va end
will be
.Em "rounded up"
to the next page boundary.
As a special case, specifying 0 as
.Va end
will invalidate all contents from
.Va start
to the end of the file.
.Pp
It is especially important to note that these routines will not only
invalidate data in the "read cache", but also data in the "write back"
cache (conceptually speaking; in reality they are the same cache), which
has not yet been flushed to the file server.
Therefore any unflushed data will be lost.
.Pp
The counterparts of the invalidation routines are the flushing routines
.Fn puffs_flush_pagecache_node
and
.Fn puffs_flush_pagecache_node_range ,
which force unwritten data from the kernel page cache to be written.
For the flush range version, the same range rules as with the
invalidation routine apply.
The data is flushed asynchronously, i.e. if the routine returns
successfully, all the caller knows is that the data has been queued
for writing.
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr puffs 3