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VALLOC(3) BSD Library Functions Manual VALLOC(3)
valloc -- aligned memory allocation function
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
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.
The valloc() function returns a pointer to the allocated space if successful; otherwise a
null pointer is returned
The valloc() function appeared in 3.0BSD.
A vfree() function has not been implemented.
BSD May 6, 2010 BSD
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