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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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