Getting struct page pointer from virtual address

ajay saini ajay_saini1006 at
Tue Sep 3 13:29:17 EDT 2013

More information : 
- Linux kernel version : 2.6.32 (But I would like a method which is portable to other higher versions as well)
- I tried using follow_page, but this function is not exported from the kernel so, can't use it. (Any reason why this function is not exported??)


 From: ajay saini <ajay_saini1006 at>
To: "kernelnewbies at" <kernelnewbies at> 
Sent: Tuesday, 3 September 2013 1:21 PM
Subject: Getting struct page pointer from virtual address


I am working on a linux kernel module and I have a virtual address and mm (struct mm_struct) for a process in this module. I can find the virtaul memory area to which this address belongs to by using find_vma.

Is there a function in the linux kernel which I can use in this module (i.e. exported from the kernel) to get struct page pointer for this virtual address.

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