Allocates space in memory.
#include "slapi-plugin.h" char * slapi_ch_malloc( unsigned long size );
This function takes the following parameter:
Size in bytes of the space for which you wish to get the memory.
This function returns a pointer to the newly allocated space of memory. If space cannot be allocated (for example, if no more virtual memory exists), the slapd program terminates.
This function should be called instead of the standard malloc() C function, and terminates the slapd server with an “out of memory” error message if memory cannot be allocated.
The returned pointer should be freed by calling slapi_ch_free() .