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

NAME
     valloc - aligned memory allocation function

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;unistd.h>&gt;

     char *
     valloc(unsigned size);

DESCRIPTION
     Valloc 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.

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

HISTORY
     The valloc() function appeared in 3.0BSD.

BUGS
     A vfree function has not been implemented.

3rd Berkeley Distribution        June 4, 1993                                1