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    SubjectRe: kfree(0) - ok?
    On 8/18/07, Thomas Gleixner <> wrote:
    > If yes, who invented this 1980s reminiscence, where you got valid
    > pointers for malloc(0) ?

    Well, kmalloc(0) has always been legal and traditionally returned a
    pointer to a smallest non-zero sized object. We did try to make
    kmalloc(0) illegal for a while but ended up fixing up a bunch of
    call-sites for little or no gain. I did propose that kmalloc(0) should
    return NULL but Linus and others pointed out that we can do better and
    not mix up out-of-memory and zero-sized allocations.
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