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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] type safe allocator

    On Aug 2 2007 16:04, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
    >On 8/2/07, Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu> wrote:
    >> fooptr = kmalloc(sizeof(struct foo), ...);
    >
    >Key word is "traditional". Good traditional form which even half-competent
    >C programmers immediately parse in retina.

    And being aware of the potential type-unsafety makes programmers more
    careful IMHO.

    >
    >> +/**
    >> + * alloc_struct - allocate given type object
    >> + * @type: the type of the object to allocate
    >> + * @flags: the type of memory to allocate.
    >> + */
    >> +#define alloc_struct(type, flags) ((type *) kmalloc(sizeof(type), flags))

    >someone will write alloc_struct(int, GFP_KERNEL), I promise.

    and someone else will write

    struct complexthing foo;
    alloc_struct(foo, GFP_KERNEL);



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