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

Using void pointers is _obviously_ not type safe. What has that got
to do with k_new()?

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