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Re: [RFC][PATCH] ALSA: Remove subsystem-specific malloc (0/8)

From:  Jaroslav Kysela <>
To:  Pekka J Enberg <>
Subject:  Re: [RFC][PATCH] ALSA: Remove subsystem-specific malloc (0/8)
Date:  Wed, 9 Jun 2004 09:08:23 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Pekka J Enberg wrote:

> This patch introduces a kcalloc() and replaces ALSA magic allocator
> snd_kcalloc() and snd_magic_kcalloc() with it.  I also fixed a memory
> leak in the arm sa11xx driver and added a BUG() in seq_oss_synth to
> catch failing allocations.
> I kept the snd_magic_cast macro in place just in case someone wants to
> add a generic type checking facility in the kernel and convert the users
> to use it.

I suggest to Linus and Andrew to postpone applying of these patches into
mainstream. We'll integrate them (maybe in a slightly modified form - 
after discussion on the alsa-devel mailing list) to our ALSA tree at 
first. Thanks.


Jaroslav Kysela <>
Linux Kernel Sound Maintainer
ALSA Project, SuSE Labs
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