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    SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] type safe allocator
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    > > I wonder why we don't have type safe object allocators a-la new() in
    > > C++ or g_new() in glib?
    > >
    > > fooptr = k_new(struct foo, GFP_KERNEL);
    > >
    > > is nicer and more descriptive than
    > >
    > > fooptr = kmalloc(sizeof(*fooptr), GFP_KERNEL);
    > >
    > > and more safe than
    > >
    > > fooptr = kmalloc(sizeof(struct foo), GFP_KERNEL);
    >
    > How is it more safe? It seems 100% equivalent to me,
    > just a different syntax.

    Note the (type *) cast:

    #define k_new(type, flags) ((type *) kmalloc(sizeof(type), flags))

    Miklos
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