Changing Files[MAX_OPEN_FILES] to dynamically allocated

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Mon Jul 20 05:28:52 GMT 1998


I have been looking at changing the way the files_struct
Files[MAX_OPEN_FILES] structure is handled to being dynamically allocated.

I notice that SWAT includes it own definition of the Files array as well.

What use does it make of the Files array?

So far, I am working away from the CVS tree, and if all goes will, I plan
to introduce some changes that turn Files into:

files_struct *Files;

and on startup, we will do

max_open_files = 0;


if (max_open_files == 0)
   max_open_files = MAX_OPEN_FILES;

if !(Files = (files_struct *)malloc(max_open_files * sizeof(files_struct))) {
   Error(could not allocat Files Struct);


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