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SubjectRe: [PATCH] type safe allocator
On Thu, 02 Aug 2007 13:31:56 +0200
Miklos Szeredi <> 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);


On a practical note, I'm still buried in convert-to-kzalloc patches, and
your proposal invites a two-year stream of 10,000 convert-to-alloc_struct

So if this goes in (and I can't say I'm terribly excited about the idea)
then I think we'd also need a maintainer who is going to handle all the
subsequent patches, run a git tree, (a quilt tree would be better, or maybe
a git tree with 100 branches), work with all the affected maintainers, make
sure there aren't clashes with other people's work and all that blah.
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