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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 13/30] net: Don't do pointless kmalloc return value casts in zd1211 driver
    Jesper Juhl wrote:
    > What would be wrong in applying my patch that removes the cast of the
    > kmalloc() return value and then also remove the "__nocast" here?

    We use it as a safety measure when coding. For example the write
    register function takes an address and a value. We got one of these the
    wrong way round once, and had a non-obvious bug.

    nocast and sparse helps us prevent this.


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