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+/*
+ * Basic general purpose allocator for managing special purpose memory
+ * not managed by the regular kmalloc/kfree interface.
+ * Uses for this includes on-device special memory, uncached memory
+ * etc.
+ *
+ * This code is based on the buddy allocator found in the sym53c8xx_2
+ * driver, adapted for general purpose use.
+ *
+ * This source code is licensed under the GNU General Public License,
+ * Version 2. See the file COPYING for more details.
+ */
+
+#include <linux/spinlock.h>
+
+#define ALLOC_MIN_SHIFT 5 /* 32 bytes minimum */
+/*
+ * Link between free memory chunks of a given size.
+ */
+struct gen_pool_link {
+ struct gen_pool_link *next;
+};
+
+/*
+ * Memory pool descriptor.
+ */
+struct gen_pool {
+ spinlock_t lock;
+ unsigned long (*get_new_chunk)(struct gen_pool *);
+ struct gen_pool *next;
+ struct gen_pool_link *h;
+ unsigned long private;
+ int max_chunk_shift;
+};
+
+unsigned long gen_pool_alloc(struct gen_pool *poolp, int size);
+void gen_pool_free(struct gen_pool *mp, unsigned long ptr, int size);
+struct gen_pool *gen_pool_create(int nr_chunks, int max_chunk_shift,
+ unsigned long (*fp)(struct gen_pool *),
+ unsigned long data);

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