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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.3.48] initrd fix (Mike Galbraith)
> Is there any reason (apart from making vmlinux and kernel binary images larger)
> for explicitly initialising variables with 0 when they will be placed in the
> BSS anyway?

Long long ago (before 1.0) the kernel didnt zero the BSS. Some legacy of
that survives in old assignments - otherwise none

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