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SubjectRe: [PATCH] type safe allocator
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On Thu, 2007-08-02 at 16:04 +0400, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> On 8/2/07, Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu> wrote:
> > The linux kernel doesn't have a type safe object allocator a-la new()
> > in C++ or g_new() in glib.
> >
> > Introduce two helpers for this purpose:
> >
> > alloc_struct(type, gfp_flags);
> >
> > zalloc_struct(type, gfp_flags);
>
> ick.
>
> > These macros take a type name (usually a 'struct foo') as first
> > argument
>
> So one has to type struct twice.

thrice in some cases like alloc_struct(struct task_struct, GFP_KERNEL)

I've always found this _struct postfix a little daft, perhaps its time
to let the janitors clean that out?


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