Memory

Basic memory allocation/loading functions. More...

Functions

zos_result_t zn_malloc (uint8_t **ptr, uint32_t size)
 Allocate memory on the heap. More...
 
void * zn_malloc_ptr (uint32_t size)
 Allocate memory on the heap. More...
 
zos_result_t zn_free (void *ptr)
 Free memory allocated by zn_malloc() More...
 
void zn_free_linked_list (void *list)
 Free the entries allocated in a linked listThe entries of the linked list should be of the form: More...
 
zos_result_t zn_load_ro_memory (void *dst, uint32_t dst_length, const void *ro_mem, uint32_t ro_mem_offset)
 Load Read-Only memory from serial flash into RAM bufferWhen declaring a global data structure, the RO_MEM attribute may be used specify that structure to only reside in the ZAP's serial flash (i.e. More...
 

Detailed Description

Basic memory allocation/loading functions.

Function Documentation

zos_result_t zn_free ( void *  ptr)

Free memory allocated by zn_malloc()

Parameters
[in]ptrAddress returned by zn_malloc()
Returns
zos_result_t result of api call
void zn_free_linked_list ( void *  list)

Free the entries allocated in a linked listThe entries of the linked list should be of the form:

struct entry
{
struct entry *next;
...
}

i.e. The first element of each entry should point to the next entry in the list. The 'next' element of the last entry should be NULL.

Parameters
[in]listLinked list to de-allocate
zos_result_t zn_load_ro_memory ( void *  dst,
uint32_t  dst_length,
const void *  ro_mem,
uint32_t  ro_mem_offset 
)

Load Read-Only memory from serial flash into RAM bufferWhen declaring a global data structure, the RO_MEM attribute may be used specify that structure to only reside in the ZAP's serial flash (i.e.

read-only memory). For large, rarely read data structures this can save on RAM usage (recall sizeof(RAM) << sizeof(serial flash))

This is the API to load the read-only memory into RAM.

Parameters
[out]dstDestination RAM buffer address
[in]dst_lengthThe size of destination buffer (i.e. the size of RO memory to load)
[in]ro_memSource read-only memory address
[in]ro_mem_offsetOffset from beginning of ro_mem address to begin loading
Returns
zos_result_t result of api call
Examples:
basic/display_animation/display_animation.c, cloud/mqttdemo/commands.c, demo/pong/commands.c, and demo/uart_blaster/commands.c.
zos_result_t zn_malloc ( uint8_t **  ptr,
uint32_t  size 
)

Allocate memory on the heap.

If the memory is allocated, it is set to zero first. If this call fails, ptr will contain a NULL pointer. Use zn_free() to release the memory allocated by this function.

Parameters
[out]ptrPointer to hold address of allocated data
[in]sizeSize of memory in bytes to allocated
Returns
zos_result_t result of api call
void* zn_malloc_ptr ( uint32_t  size)

Allocate memory on the heap.

This has the exact same functionality as zn_malloc() except it directly returns the allocated function pointer. If this call fails, the return value is NULL. Use zn_free() to release the memory allocated by this function.

Parameters
[in]sizeSize of memory in bytes to allocated
Returns
Pointer to allocated memory, NULL on failure