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VALLOC(3)                 OpenBSD Programmer's Manual                VALLOC(3)

     valloc - aligned memory allocation function

     #include <unistd.h>

     void *
     valloc(size_t size);

     The valloc() function is obsoleted by the current version of malloc(3),
     which aligns page-sized and larger allocations.

     The valloc() function allocates size bytes aligned on a page boundary.
     It is implemented by calling malloc(3) with a slightly larger request,
     saving the true beginning of the block allocated, and returning a proper-
     ly aligned pointer.

     The valloc() function returns a pointer to the allocated space if suc-
     cessful; otherwise a null pointer is returned.

     The valloc() function appeared in 3.0BSD.

     A vfree() function has not been implemented.

OpenBSD 2.6                      June 4, 1993                                1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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Up to: Memory blocks (Sometimes called "Byte Strings") - Memory blocks. Allocated, shared, mmaped, kernel et al

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