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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Use __attribute__((malloc)) for gcc 3.2
    Jakub Jelinek <> writes:

    > On Sun, Sep 29, 2002 at 05:27:31PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > >
    > > gcc 3.2 has an __attribute__((malloc)) function attribute. It tells gcc
    > > that a function returns newly allocated memory and that the return pointer
    > > cannot alias with any other pointer in the parent function. This often
    > > allows gcc to generate better code because the optimizer doesn't need take
    > > pointer aliasing in account.
    > Does this matter when the kernel is compiled with -fno-strict-aliasing?

    I don't know. But it's certainly worth trying, isn't it ? Giving the
    compiler more information can't be a bad thing.

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