ibv_import_mr — import an MR from a given ibv_pd
ibv_unimport_mr — unimport an MR
#include <infiniband/verbs.h> struct ibv_mr *ibv_import_mr(struct ibv_pd *pd, uint32_t mr_handle); void ibv_unimport_mr(struct ibv_mr *mr)
ibv_import_mr() returns a Memory region (MR) that is associated with the given mr_handle in the RDMA context that assosicated with the given pd.
The input mr_handle value must be a valid kernel handle for an MR object in the assosicated RDMA context. It can be achieved from the original MR by getting its ibv_mr->handle member value.
ibv_unimport_mr() un import the MR. Once the MR usage has been ended ibv_dereg_mr() or ibv_unimport_mr() should be called. The first one will go to the kernel to destroy the object once the second one way cleanup what ever is needed/opposite of the import without calling the kernel.
This is the responsibility of the application to coordinate between all ibv_context(s) that use this MR. Once destroy is done no other process can touch the object except for unimport. All users of the context must collaborate to ensure this.
ibv_import_mr() returns a pointer to the allocated MR, or NULL if the request fails.
The addr field in the imported MR is not applicable, NULL value is expected.
ibv_reg_mr(3), ibv_reg_dm_mr(3), ibv_reg_mr_iova(3), ibv_reg_mr_iova2(3), ibv_dereg_mr(3),
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The man page ibv_unimport_mr(3) is an alias of ibv_import_mr(3).