[uClibc] Stack vs. Heap allocation

Garrett Kajmowicz gkajmowi at tbaytel.net
Tue Jul 12 22:19:31 UTC 2005

In the uClibc++ library, there are a number of places where I am currently 
using heap allocation for buffers (default size is 32 characters).  At what 
point in an embedded system is it safe to use stack allocation instead?  I'd 
be able to elliminate the need for a pointer variable, cut out the calls to 
malloc/free and all of the internal maintainance which goes along with that.  
However, I'm not certain how well embedded systems handle growth on the 
stack, either.

Thanks for the advice.
-      Garrett

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