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* This module provides a memory allocation scheme that helps to
* prevent memory fragmentation by allocating large blocks of
* fixed sized objects and forming them into a free-list for
* subsequent allocations. The free-list is expanded as needed.
typedef struct FreeList FreeList;
* Allocate a new free-list from blocks of 'blocking_factor' objects of size
* node_size. The node_size argument should be determined by applying
* the sizeof() operator to the object type that you intend to allocate from
* the freelist.
FreeList *_new_FreeList(size_t node_size, unsigned blocking_factor);
* If it is known that none of the nodes currently allocated from
* a freelist are still in use, the following function can be called
* to return all nodes to the freelist without the overhead of
* having to call del_FreeListNode() for every allocated node. The
* nodes of the freelist can then be reused by future callers to
void _rst_FreeList(FreeList *fl);
* Delete a free-list.
FreeList *_del_FreeList(FreeList *fl, int force);
* Determine the number of nodes that are currently in use.
long _busy_FreeListNodes(FreeList *fl);
* Query the number of allocated nodes in the freelist which are
* currently unused.
long _idle_FreeListNodes(FreeList *fl);
* Allocate a new object from a free-list.
void *_new_FreeListNode(FreeList *fl);
* Return an object to the free-list that it was allocated from.
void *_del_FreeListNode(FreeList *fl, void *object);