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Re: [PATCH] manual: memory: document support custom allocators

On 02/13/2016 03:46 AM, Mike Frysinger wrote:

> +@node Function Replacements
> +@subsection API for custom allocators
> +
> +Your replacement must implement all of these functions.  If you omit any of
> +them, correct behavior cannot be guaranteed.  This is because some functions
> +might not internally call the others.  E.g. @code{calloc} might not call
> +@code{malloc}, so passing the returned pointer to @code{free} can confuse the
> +allocator.
> +
> +@itemize @bullet
> +@item @code{malloc} @xref{Basic Allocation}
> +@item @code{free} @xref{Freeing after Malloc}
> +@item @code{realloc} @xref{Changing Block Size}
> +@item @code{calloc} @xref{Allocating Cleared Space}
> +@item @code{memalign} @xref{Aligned Memory Blocks}
> +@end itemize
> +All other memory functions that the @glibcadj{} provides will utilize the
> +ones listed above.  You may replace them, but the @glibcadj{} will not call
> +them directly, only through the aforementioned list.

I think this should note that other system libraries may call the other
functions, and that for full compatibility. an interposed malloc should
override these functions as well.


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