mbkalloc.3alc man page

mbkalloc — mbk memory allocator

Synopsis

#include "mut.h"
char ∗mbkalloc(bytes)
unsigned int bytes;

Parameter

bytes

Number of memory bytes to be contiguously allocated

Description

mbkalloc returns a block of bytes length, for any purpose. It is now a day just an encapsulation of the system malloc function, but may evolve to a special allocator in the future. Its use is strongly encouraged.

Remark :

a global variable, long mbkalloc_stat, updates the number of allocated bytes, and may be accessed by anyone to see the amount of allocated memory.

Return Value

mbkalloc returns a pointer to a bytes long block.

Error

"∗∗∗ mbk error ∗∗∗ mbkalloc impossible : not enough memory"

System break can't be moved anymore, no more memory can be retrieved from the system.

Example

#include "mut.h"
char ∗dup_str(s);
{
char ∗t = (char ∗)mbkalloc(strlen(s) + (unsigned int)1);
	strcpy(t, s);
	return t;
}

See Also

mbk(1), mbkfree(3).

Referenced By

mbkfree.3alc(3), mbkrealloc.3alc(3).

October 1, 1997 ASIM/LIP6 MBK UTILITY FUNCTIONS