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

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

       #include <numaif.h>

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

       Link with -lnuma.

       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.

       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.

       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.

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

       This system call is Linux-specific.

       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

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

       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

       This  page  is  part of release 3.65 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

Linux				  2012-08-01		      MIGRATE_PAGES(2)

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