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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] type safe allocator
On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 11:06:46AM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> I wonder why we don't have type safe object allocators a-la new() in
> C++ or g_new() in glib?
> fooptr = k_new(struct foo, GFP_KERNEL);
> is nicer and more descriptive than
> fooptr = kmalloc(sizeof(*fooptr), GFP_KERNEL);

But it's much more likely to break when someone converts fooptr to a
different struct.

It might not be a common case but it sometimes happens - and your type
safe variant introduces the possibility for really nasty bugs.



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