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    SubjectRe: [RFC v5][PATCH 2/8] General infrastructure for checkpoint restart
    On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 11:02:30AM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
    > All of the casting here is unnecessary. 'void *' behaves like 'char *'
    > when you do arithmetic on it.

    No. Arithmetic on void pointer is not allowed by the standard. This is a
    gcc extension. It's okay to be used in the Linux kernel but not in

    The second cast (from char * to void *) however is useless.


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