Commit 145e21db authored by Anthony Liguori's avatar Anthony Liguori

Update HACKING to refer to g_malloc instead of qemu_malloc

Signed-off-by: default avatarAnthony Liguori <>
parent 0750112a
......@@ -77,11 +77,11 @@ avoided.
Use of the malloc/free/realloc/calloc/valloc/memalign/posix_memalign
APIs is not allowed in the QEMU codebase. Instead of these routines,
use the replacement qemu_malloc/qemu_mallocz/qemu_realloc/qemu_free or
use the replacement g_malloc/g_malloc0/g_realloc/g_free or
qemu_vmalloc/qemu_memalign/qemu_vfree APIs.
Please note that NULL check for the qemu_malloc result is redundant and
that qemu_malloc() call with zero size is not allowed.
that g_malloc() call with zero size is not allowed.
Memory allocated by qemu_vmalloc or qemu_memalign must be freed with
qemu_vfree, since breaking this will cause problems on Win32 and user
......@@ -108,7 +108,7 @@ int qemu_strnlen(const char *s, int max_len)
There are also replacement character processing macros for isxyz and toxyz,
so instead of e.g. isalnum you should use qemu_isalnum.
Because of the memory management rules, you must use qemu_strdup/qemu_strndup
Because of the memory management rules, you must use g_strdup/g_strndup
instead of plain strdup/strndup.
5. Printf-style functions
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