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NAME

       malloc_get_state, malloc_set_state - record and restore state of malloc implementation

SYNOPSIS

       #include <malloc.h>

       void* malloc_get_state(void);

       int malloc_set_state(void *state);

DESCRIPTION

       Note: these function are removed in glibc version 2.25.

       The  malloc_get_state()  function  records  the  current  state  of all malloc(3) internal
       bookkeeping variables  (but  not  the  actual  contents  of  the  heap  or  the  state  of
       malloc_hook(3)  functions  pointers).   The state is recorded in a system-dependent opaque
       data structure dynamically allocated via malloc(3), and a pointer to that  data  structure
       is  returned  as  the function result.  (It is the caller's responsibility to free(3) this
       memory.)

       The malloc_set_state() function restores the state of all malloc(3)  internal  bookkeeping
       variables to the values recorded in the opaque data structure pointed to by state.

RETURN VALUE

       On  success,  malloc_get_state()  returns  a  pointer  to  a  newly  allocated opaque data
       structure.  On error (for example, memory could not be allocated for the data  structure),
       malloc_get_state() returns NULL.

       On  success,  malloc_set_state() returns 0.  If the implementation detects that state does
       not point to a correctly formed data structure, malloc_set_state()  returns  -1.   If  the
       implementation  detects  that  the version of the data structure referred to by state is a
       more recent version than this implementation knows about, malloc_set_state() returns -2.

ATTRIBUTES

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

       ┌────────────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │InterfaceAttributeValue   │
       ├────────────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │malloc_get_state(), │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       │malloc_set_state()  │               │         │
       └────────────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

CONFORMING TO

       These functions are GNU extensions.

NOTES

       These  functions  are  useful when using this malloc(3) implementation as part of a shared
       library, and the heap contents are saved/restored via some other method.   This  technique
       is used by GNU Emacs to implement its "dumping" function.

       Hook  function  pointers  are  never  saved  or  restored  by  these  functions,  with two
       exceptions: if malloc checking (see mallopt(3)) was in  use  when  malloc_get_state()  was
       called,  then  malloc_set_state()  resets  malloc  checking  hooks  if possible; if malloc
       checking was not in use in the  recorded  state,  but  the  caller  has  requested  malloc
       checking, then the hooks are reset to 0.

SEE ALSO

       malloc(3), mallopt(3)

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