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Subject: Re: malloc in plugins

Re: malloc in plugins

From: Hardeep Sidhu <>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 17:02:30 -0800

BlueChip wrote:

> At 22:37 08/01/04, you wrote:
>> BlueChip wrote:
>> >
>> > I have been stumped by malloc! I need/want to use malloc/free in a
>> plugin
>> We have no heap, and thus no malloc.
>> You are of course free to implement dynamic allocation of the plugin
>> buffer if you simply want to juggle a lot of memory buffers. However
>> I still recommend to always use static allocation and thus always run
>> the worst case.
>> --
>> Björn
> I'll take your advice and just put a finite limit on my array ...32K -
> my_plugin should be sufficient :) ...dynamic plugin buffer sounds
> like a lot of work for one plugin! ;)

BTW, you can get the remaining buffer space not being used by your
plugin by calling plugin_get_buffer().

Received on 2004-01-09

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