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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] type safe allocator
> > 
> > #define k_new(type, flags) ((type *) kmalloc(sizeof(type), flags))
> The cast doesn't make it more safe in any way

I does, since a warning will be issued, if the type of the assigned
pointer doesn't match the requested allocation.

And yes, warnings are _very_ useful in C for enforcing type safety.

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