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Subjectpatch usb-avoid-redundant-cast-of-kmalloc-return-value-in-oti-6858-driver.patch added to gregkh-2.6 tree

This is a note to let you know that I've just added the patch titled

Subject: usb: avoid redundant cast of kmalloc() return value in OTi-6858 driver

to my gregkh-2.6 tree. Its filename is


This tree can be found at

From Thu Aug 23 17:38:13 2007
From: Jesper Juhl <>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 02:35:14 +0200
Subject: usb: avoid redundant cast of kmalloc() return value in OTi-6858 driver
To: Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>, Jesper Juhl <>
Message-ID: <>
Content-Disposition: inline

In drivers/usb/serial/oti6858.c::pl2303_buf_alloc() the return value
of kmalloc() is being cast to "struct pl2303_buf *", but that need
not be done here since kmalloc() returns "void *".

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

drivers/usb/serial/oti6858.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/drivers/usb/serial/oti6858.c
+++ b/drivers/usb/serial/oti6858.c
@@ -1144,7 +1144,7 @@ static struct pl2303_buf *pl2303_buf_all
if (size == 0)
return NULL;

- pb = (struct pl2303_buf *)kmalloc(sizeof(struct pl2303_buf), GFP_KERNEL);
+ pb = kmalloc(sizeof(struct pl2303_buf), GFP_KERNEL);
if (pb == NULL)
return NULL;

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