|VALLOC(3)||Library Functions Manual||VALLOC(3)|
valloc() function is obsoleted by the current version of malloc(3), which aligns page-sized and larger allocations and both aligned_alloc(3) and posix_memalign(3), which allocate memory with a given alignment.
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.
valloc() function returns a pointer to the allocated space if successful; otherwise a null pointer is returned.
valloc() function appeared in 3.0BSD.
vfree() function has not been implemented.
|November 5, 2018||OpenBSD-current|