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    SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] type safe allocator
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    > > +/**
    > > + * k_new - allocate given type object
    > > + * @type: the type of the object to allocate
    > > + * @flags: the type of memory to allocate.
    > > + */
    > > +#define k_new(type, flags) ((type *) kmalloc(sizeof(type), flags))
    >
    > What others already said, plus:
    >
    > kmalloc()'ing sizeof(struct foo) is not always what we want in C either.
    >
    > Several kernel structs have zero-length / variable-length array members
    > and space must be allocated for them only at alloc() time ... would be
    > impossible to make them work with this scheme.

    Exactly. We can, and should use kmalloc() for that.

    Miklos
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