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AIX Version 4.3 Kernel and Subsystems Technical Reference, Volume 1

talloc Kernel Service


Allocates a timer request block before starting a timer request.


#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/errno.h>
#include <sys/timer.h>
struct trb *talloc()


The talloc kernel service allocates a timer request block. The user must call it before starting a timer request with the tstart kernel service. If successful, the talloc service returns a pointer to a pinned timer request block.

Execution Environment

The talloc kernel service can be called from the process environment only.

Return Values

The talloc service returns a pointer to a timer request block upon successful allocation of a trb structure. Upon failure, a null value is returned.

Implementation Specifics

The talloc kernel service is part of Base Operating System (BOS) Runtime.

Related Information

The tfree kernel service, tstart kernel service, tstop kernel service.

Timer and Time-of-Day Kernel Services and Using Fine Granularity Timer Services and Structures in AIX Kernel Extensions and Device Support Programming Concepts.

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