void *mdb_alloc(size_t size, uint_t flags); void *mdb_zalloc(size_t size, uint_t flags); void mdb_free(void *buf, size_t size);
mdb_alloc() allocates size bytes of debugger memory and returns a pointer to the allocated memory. The allocated memory is at least double-word aligned, so it can hold any C data structure. No greater alignment can be assumed. The flags parameter should be the bitwise OR of one or more of the following values:
If sufficient memory to fulfill the request is not immediately available, sleep until such time as the request can be fulfilled. As a result, UM_SLEEP allocations are guaranteed to succeed. The caller need not check for a NULL return value.
Garbage-collect allocation automatically at the end of this debugger command. The caller should not subsequently call mdb_free() on this block, as the debugger will take care of deallocation automatically. All memory allocation from within a dcmd must use UM_GC so that if the dcmd is interrupted by the user, the debugger can garbage-collect the memory.
mdb_zalloc() is like mdb_alloc(), but the allocated memory is filled with zeroes before returning it to the caller. No guarantees are made about the initial contents of memory returned by mdb_alloc(). mdb_free() is used to free previously allocated memory (unless it was allocated UM_GC). The buffer address and size must exactly match the original allocation. It is not legal to free only a portion of an allocation with mdb_free(). It is not legal to free an allocation more than once. An allocation of zero bytes always returns NULL; freeing a NULL pointer with size zero always succeeds.