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From: Wichert Akkerman <>
To: Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: PATCH: fix 2 byte data leak due to padding
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 13:44:24 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Previously Alan Cox wrote:
> sizeof(variable) can be suprising some times so I always use sizeof(type) out
> of habit. (Think sizeof(x) when X later becomes a pointer)

when X becomes a pointer and you use sizeof(type of what X points to)
you'll be in trouble anyway.


Wichert Akkerman <>    It is simple to make things.                   It is hard to make things simple.

  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-28 11:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-27 20:19 Alan Cox
2003-07-28  3:49 ` Lou Langholtz
2003-07-28 11:32   ` Alan Cox
2003-07-28 11:44     ` Wichert Akkerman [this message]
2003-07-28 19:54     ` Andrew Morton

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