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    SubjectRe: [RFC] kmem_cache_zalloc
    On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 01:39:17PM -0600, Eric Sandeen wrote:
    > In the interest of whittling down the changes that XFS makes to the core
    > kernel, I thought I'd start throwing out some the easier self-contained
    > modifications for discussion.
    >
    > XFS adds a kmem_cache_zalloc function to mm/slab.c, it does what you
    > might expect: kmem_cache_alloc + memset

    I'd really go for k(mem_)zalloc, but a kmem_cache_alloc leads people toward
    writing bad code. The purpose of the slab allocator is to allow caching
    readily constructed objects, a _zalloc destroys them on alloc.

    I think code using kmem_cache_alloc really wants to use kzalloc and instead
    of maintaining it's pool.

    Christoph

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