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Re: malloc and alignment

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: malloc and alignment
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 18:35:26 -0400
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On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 10:38:50AM -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> So all we need is to make sure that those 8KB are properly aligned.
> But how can I do that ?
> It seems the only reliable way is to malloc 16KB and then waste
> the 8KB that happen to be before/after the aligned part.
> Should I just wrap malloc in my own malloc_aligned such that
> malloc_aligned calls malloc to allocate chunks of say 1MB
> and then gives them out in aligned packets of 8KB ?

You could use `memalign'....

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