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FreeBSD 11.0 - man page for memory (freebsd section 3)

MEMORY(3)						   BSD Library Functions Manual 						 MEMORY(3)

NAME
malloc, free, realloc, calloc, alloca, mmap -- general memory allocation operations
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); #include <sys/types.h> #include <sys/mman.h> void * mmap(void * addr, size_t len, int prot, int flags, int fd, off_t offset);
DESCRIPTION
These functions allocate and free memory for the calling process. They are described in the individual manual pages.
SEE ALSO
mmap(2), alloca(3), calloc(3), free(3), malloc(3), realloc(3)
STANDARDS
These functions, with the exception of alloca() and mmap() conform to ISO/IEC 9899:1990 (``ISO C90'').
BSD
June 4, 1993 BSD