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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] removal of "static foo = 0" from drivers/ide (test11)

    On Wed, 22 Nov 2000 00:26:23 Tigran Aivazian wrote:
    > On Wed, 22 Nov 2000, J . A . Magallon wrote:
    >
    > In the case of kernel, we have to do many things manually, can't rely on
    > some compiler (sometimes :). So, the code I pointed you at
    > arch/i386/kernel/head.S (look for "Clear BSS") is in fact what clears the
    > BSS; without it you will end up with uninitialized garbage in what you
    > think "ANSI C compiler arranged" for you.
    >

    Thanks, that makes everything clear...I'm very suspicious on compilers.
    Last thing I saw was VisualC++ skipping constructors...but that is
    off-topic, we talked about 'compilers'...

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    mailto:jamagallon@able.es #> more beer

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