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VALLOC(3)                  Library Functions Manual                  VALLOC(3)

NAME
     valloc -- aligned memory allocation function

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

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

     void *
     valloc(size_t size);

DESCRIPTION
     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
     properly aligned pointer.

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

HISTORY
     The valloc() function appeared in 3.0BSD.

BUGS
     A vfree() function has not been implemented.

NetBSD 6.1.5                      May 6, 2010                     NetBSD 6.1.5