Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP7 NSAPI Programmer's Guide

MALLOC

The MALLOC macro is a platform-independent substitute for the C library routine malloc. It normally allocates from the request’s memory pool. If pooled memory has been disabled in the configuration file (with the pool-init built-in SAF), PERM_MALLOC and MALLOC both obtain their memory from the system heap.

Syntax

void *MALLOC(int size)

Returns

A void pointer to a block of memory.

Parameters

int size is the number of bytes to allocate.

Example

/* Allocate 256 bytes for a name */char *name;name = (char *) MALLOC(256);

See Also

FREE, CALLOC, REALLOC, STRDUP, PERM_MALLOC, PERM_FREE, PERM_CALLOC, PERM_REALLOC, PERM_STRDUP