MEMORY(3)               NetBSD Library Functions Manual              MEMORY(3)

NAME
     malloc, free, realloc, calloc, alloca -- general memory allocation opera-
     tions

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <stdlib.h>

     void *
     malloc(size_t size);

     void
     free(void *ptr);

     void *
     realloc(void *ptr, size_t size);

     void *
     calloc(size_t nelem, size_t elsize);

     void *
     alloca(size_t size);

DESCRIPTION
     These functions allocate and free memory for the calling process.  They
     are described in the individual manual pages.  The memory allocators used
     in the kernel are described in memoryallocators(9).

SEE ALSO
     alloca(3), calloc(3), free(3), malloc(3), realloc(3)

STANDARDS
     These functions, with the exception of alloca() conform to ANSI
     X3.159-1989 (``ANSI C89'').

NetBSD 6.0.1                  September 11, 2011                  NetBSD 6.0.1

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