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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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