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    SubjectRe: Newbie idiotic questions.
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    On Sunday 17 June 2001 03:32, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > Bill Pringlemeir wrote:
    > > Why is the struct type referenced for the allocation size? Why not,
    > >
    > > if ((card->mpuout = kmalloc(sizeof(card->mpuout), GFP_KERNEL))
    >
    > because then you would be allocating the size of a pointer, not the size
    > of a structure

    Whoops Jeff, you didn't have your coffee yet:

    struct foo { int a; int b; };
    struct { struct foo foo; } *foobar;

    int main (void)
    {
    printf("%i\n", sizeof(struct foo));
    printf("%i\n", sizeof(foobar->foo));
    printf("%i\n", sizeof(&foobar->foo));
    }

    Prints:

    8
    8
    4
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    Daniel
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