[parsec-users] im_malloc in VIPS

jcupitt at gmail.com jcupitt at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 04:58:10 EDT 2010

Hi Gagan,

2010/8/30 Gagan Singh <gagansingh86 at gmail.com>:
> I am trying to understand the working of the VIPS benchmark and noticed
> "im_malloc" in place of malloc. I read the man page that it works like

Here's the latest bit of docs for this function:


It's just malloc(), but it auto-frees when the VipsImage is closed.
vips uses it to make free()-ing stuff simpler.

If you're interested in how vips calculates pixels, there's an overview here:



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