curl_global_init_mem - Global libcurl initialisation with memory callbacks


#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_global_init_mem(long flags, curl_malloc_callback m, curl_free_callback f, curl_realloc_callback r, curl_strdup_callback s, curl_calloc_callback c );


This function works exactly as curl_global_init(3) with one addition: it allows the application to set callbacks to replace the otherwise used internal memory functions.

This man page only adds documentation for the callbacks, see the curl_global_init(3) man page for all the rest. When you use this function, all callback arguments must be set to valid function pointers.

The prototypes for the given callbacks should match these:

void *malloc_callback(size_t size);

To replace malloc()

void free_callback(void *ptr);

To replace free()

void *realloc_callback(void *ptr, size_t size);

To replace realloc()

char *strdup_callback(const char *str);

To replace strdup()

void *calloc_callback(size_t nmemb, size_t size);

To replace calloc()


Manipulating these gives considerable powers to the application to severly screw things up for libcurl. Take care!


curl_global_init (3) curl_global_cleanup (3)

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