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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] type safe allocator

On Aug 1 2007 12:45, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
>> >
>> > #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.

void *p;
p = (struct foo *)kmalloc(sizeof(struct foo), GFP_KERNEL);

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