ber_memfree(3) OpenLDAP LBER memory allocators

Other Alias

ber_memalloc, ber_memcalloc, ber_memrealloc, ber_memvfree


OpenLDAP LBER (liblber, -llber)


#include <lber.h>

void *ber_memalloc(ber_len_t bytes);

void *ber_memcalloc(ber_len_t nelems, ber_len_t bytes);

void *ber_memrealloc(void *ptr, ber_len_t bytes);

void ber_memfree(void *ptr);

void ber_memvfree(void **vec);


These routines are used to allocate/deallocate memory used/returned by the Lightweight BER library as required by lber-encode(3) and lber-decode(3). ber_memalloc(), ber_memcalloc(), ber_memrealloc(), and ber_memfree() are used exactly like the standard malloc(3), calloc(3), realloc(3), and free(3) routines, respectively. The ber_memvfree() routine is used to free a dynamically allocated array of pointers to arbitrary dynamically allocated objects.


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