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Solaris  - NE_MALLOC (3)

NAME

ne_malloc, ne_calloc, ne_realloc, ne_strdup, ne_strndup, ne_oom_callback - memory allocation wrappers

CONTENTS

Author
Attributes
Notes

SYNOPSIS

#include <ne_alloc.h>

void *ne_malloc (size_t size);
void *ne_calloc (size_t size);
void *ne_realloc (void *size, size_t len);
char *ne_strdup (const char *s, size_t size);
char *ne_strndup (const char *s, size_t size);
void ne_oom_callback (void (*callback)(void));

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DESCRIPTION

The functions ne_malloc, ne_calloc, ne_realloc, ne_strdup and ne_strdnup provide wrappers for the equivalent functions in the standard C library. The wrappers provide the extra guarantee that if the C library equivalent returns NULL when no memory is available, an optional callback will be called, and the library will then call abort().

ne_oom_callback registers a callback which will be invoked if an out of memory error is detected.

NOTES

If the operating system uses optimistic memory allocation, the C library memory allocation routines will not return NULL, so it is not possible to gracefully handle memory allocation failures.

AUTHOR

Joe Orton <[email protected].org>.

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
AvailabilitySUNWneon
Interface StabilityVolatile

NOTES

Source for Neon is available on http://opensolaris.org.
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