D_ALLOC(9) The Linux VFS D_ALLOC(9)

NAME d_alloc - allocate a dcache entry

SYNOPSIS struct dentry * d_alloc(struct dentry * parent, const struct qstr * name);

ARGUMENTS parent parent of entry to allocate

name qstr of the name

DESCRIPTION Allocates a dentry. It returns NULL if there is insufficient memory available. On a success the dentry is returned. The name passed in is copied and the copy passed in may be reused after this call.

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