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What should the "size" in "caml_alloc_custom" be?
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Date: 2010-05-20 (22:04)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] What should the "size" in "caml_alloc_custom" be?
On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 02:00:28PM -0400, lyn HONG wrote:
> I have a question about "allocating custom blocks" in "iterfacing C with
> object Ocaml". when we call function "caml_alloc_custom(ops, size, used,
> max)" in the C side, if the structure we want to allocate has a pointer, is
> the "size"  going to be size of the structure itself only, or should we also
> include the memory block that pointer points to?

This example code might be helpful:

and more here: http://oirase.annexia.org/libguestfs-1.3.13/ocaml/


Richard Jones
Red Hat