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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.3.48] initrd fix (Mike Galbraith)
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    Alan Cox writes:
    > > 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

    Oh, I remember those kernels ;)

    However, I noticed that the patch was introducing some extra explicit zero
    initialisations.
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