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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for memory (netbsd section 3)

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

NAME
     malloc, free, realloc, calloc, alloca -- 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);

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'').

BSD					September 11, 2011				      BSD


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