Alignment of objects returned by malloc() and operator new()
Robert S. Grimes
rsg at alum.mit.edu
Fri Dec 7 20:52:00 UTC 2007
Chris Johns wrote:
> Robert S. Grimes wrote:
>> Quick questions
>> 1. What are the alignment characteristics of memory returned by malloc()?
>> 2. What about operator new()?
>> I need to allocate memory for the Partition Manager, which wants it
>> allocated on a 4-byte boundary - need I do anything special?
> The most portable way is to allocate 4 bytes more and then move the start address.
Okay, that's what I did - just wondering if that is necessary. Seeing
your response reflects the silliness of the original question!
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