Commit 04b8e946 authored by Andrew Morton's avatar Andrew Morton Committed by Linus Torvalds
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mm/util.c: improve kvfree() kerneldoc

Scooped from an email from Matthew.

Cc: Mike Rapoport <>
Cc: Jonathan Corbet <>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 7ab660f8
......@@ -435,11 +435,14 @@ void *kvmalloc_node(size_t size, gfp_t flags, int node)
* kvfree - free memory allocated with kvmalloc
* @addr: pointer returned by kvmalloc
* kvfree() - Free memory.
* @addr: Pointer to allocated memory.
* If the memory is allocated from vmalloc area it is freed with vfree().
* Otherwise kfree() is used.
* kvfree frees memory allocated by any of vmalloc(), kmalloc() or kvmalloc().
* It is slightly more efficient to use kfree() or vfree() if you are certain
* that you know which one to use.
* Context: Any context except NMI.
void kvfree(const void *addr)
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