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Manual Reference Pages  -  VALLOC (3)

NAME

valloc - aligned memory allocation function

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
See Also
History

LIBRARY


.Lb libc

SYNOPSIS


.In unistd.h void * valloc size_t size

DESCRIPTION

The valloc function is obsoleted by posix_memalign(3), which can be used to request page-aligned allocations.

The valloc function allocates size bytes aligned on a page boundary.

RETURN VALUES

The valloc function returns a pointer to the allocated space if successful; otherwise a null pointer is returned.

SEE ALSO

posix_memalign(3)

HISTORY

The valloc function appeared in BSD 3.0 .

The valloc function correctly allocated memory that could be deallocated via free starting in
.Fx 7.0 .

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