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valloc - aligned memory allocation function

 

NAME

      valloc - aligned memory allocation function
 

LIBRARY

      Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
 

SYNOPSIS

      #include <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.
      The valloc() function returns a pointer to the allocated space if suc‐
      cessful; otherwise a null pointer is returned.
      posix_memalign(3)
 

HISTORY

      The valloc() function appeared in 3.0BSD.
 
      The valloc() function correctly allocated memory that could be deallo‐
      cated via free() starting in FreeBSD 7.0.
 

Sections

Based on BSD UNIX
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