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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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