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void* av_malloc ( unsigned int  size  ) 

Allocates a block of size bytes with alignment suitable for all memory accesses (including vectors if available on the CPU).

size Size in bytes for the memory block to be allocated.
Pointer to the allocated block, NULL if the block cannot be allocated.
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Definition at line 47 of file mem.c.

Referenced by av_audio_convert_alloc(), av_dup_packet(), av_fifo_init(), av_find_stream_info(), av_mallocz(), av_new_packet(), av_parser_change(), av_realloc(), av_set_string3(), av_strdup(), avcodec_alloc_context2(), avcodec_alloc_frame(), avformat_alloc_context(), avpicture_alloc(), create_cel_evals(), decode_slice_header(), encode_init(), ff_cavs_init_top_lines(), ff_ccitt_unpack(), ff_do_elbg(), ff_fft_init(), ff_iir_filter_init_coeffs(), ff_init_elbg(), ff_mdct_init(), ff_rv34_decode_init(), ff_xvid_encode_init(), horizX1Filter(), init_rl(), MPV_common_init(), pp_get_mode_by_name_and_quality(), rl2_read_header(), sws_cloneVec(), sws_getConstVec(), sws_getContext(), sws_getGaussianVec(), sws_scale(), url_fdopen(), url_setbufsize(), vc1_decode_init(), and xvid_strip_vol_header().

    void *ptr = NULL;
    long diff;

    /* let's disallow possible ambiguous cases */
    if(size > (INT_MAX-16) )
        return NULL;

    ptr = malloc(size+16);
        return ptr;
    diff= ((-(long)ptr - 1)&15) + 1;
    ptr = (char*)ptr + diff;
    ((char*)ptr)[-1]= diff;
    if (posix_memalign(&ptr,16,size))
        ptr = NULL;
    ptr = memalign(16,size);
    /* Why 64?
       Indeed, we should align it:
         on 4 for 386
         on 16 for 486
         on 32 for 586, PPro - K6-III
         on 64 for K7 (maybe for P3 too).
       Because L1 and L2 caches are aligned on those values.
       But I don't want to code such logic here!
     /* Why 16?
        Because some CPUs need alignment, for example SSE2 on P4, & most RISC CPUs
        it will just trigger an exception and the unaligned load will be done in the
        exception handler or it will just segfault (SSE2 on P4).
        Why not larger? Because I did not see a difference in benchmarks ...
     /* benchmarks with P3
        memalign(64)+1          3071,3051,3032
        memalign(64)+2          3051,3032,3041
        memalign(64)+4          2911,2896,2915
        memalign(64)+8          2545,2554,2550
        memalign(64)+16         2543,2572,2563
        memalign(64)+32         2546,2545,2571
        memalign(64)+64         2570,2533,2558

        BTW, malloc seems to do 8-byte alignment by default here.
    ptr = malloc(size);
    return ptr;

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