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Comment: Updated API with a code example


This call allocates a large contiguous memory area at explicit address. Refer to explicit memory allocation for further informations. This system call is only available in OZ release V4.6 and newer. This call does not return H modified for OS_Mop MM_Sx segment. The caller must preserve/restore H after call, then perform segment adjustment, for example:
Code Block
titleManually adjust allocated offset pointer to specific segment
        ld      h,0                             ; any bank offset
        ld      l,b                             ; B pages requested
        ld      a, FM_FIX | FM_ANY | FM_NOF     ; OS_Fma allocates an address from any slot
        oz      OS_Fma
        ret     c
        ld      d,h
        oz      OS_Axm                          ; allocate L pages at BH00
        ld      h,d
        ret     c
        res     7,h
        set     6,h                             ; link offset to S1, where allocated memory will be bound (see below)
        ld      l,0                             ; allocation is on page boundary
        ld      c,MS_S1                         ; bind successfully BHL allocated memory into local S1 address space
        oz      OS_Mpb

Related calls

OS_Axp, Allocate explicit page
OS_Bix, Bind in extended address 
OS_Box, Restore bindings after OS_Bix 
OS_Fc, Select fast code (fast bank switching) 
OS_Fma, Find memory for allocation 
OS_Fxm, Free explicit memory   
OS_Mal, Allocate memory
OS_Mcl, Close memory (free memory pool) 
OS_Mfr, Free (previously allocated block) memory 
OS_Mgb, Get current bank binding in segment 
OS_Mop, Open memory (allocate memory pool) 
OS_Mpb, Set new bank binding in segment
OZ_Mgb, Get current bank binding in segment
OZ_Mpb, Set new bank binding in segment