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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Get rid of most of the remaining k*alloc() casts.
On Tue, 19 Dec 2006, Jan Engelhardt wrote:

> > Get rid of the remaining obvious pointer casts of all k[cmz]alloc
> >calls, and do a little whitespace cleanup on the result, based on the
> >CodingStyle file.
>
> >- struct intmem_allocation* alloc =
> >- (struct intmem_allocation*)kmalloc(sizeof *alloc, GFP_KERNEL);
> >+ struct intmem_allocation* alloc =
> >+ kmalloc(sizeof(*alloc), GFP_KERNEL);
>
> At the same time, you could make * alloc -> *alloc when it falls on
> the same line as the kmczalloc cleanup. :)

i'd actually thought of that but, as with previous patches of mine,
it's a trade-off -- the more i try to do at once, the more chance
there is of having the patch rejected for some sort of
incompatibility.

as you may have noticed, i try to write scripts to automate a lot of
this. this last patch definitely needed more manual work than
previous patches so i was loathe to try to push the envelope -- i
wanted to concentrate on the superfluous casts this time, and leave
other issues for future, well-defined patches.

"bit by bit," that's my motto. well, that and "life is too short to
drink bad wine."

rday
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