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SubjectRe: how interesting are data->bss patches?
> On Sat, 23 Sep 2000 20:59:59 -0500 (CDT), 
> Peter Samuelson <peter@cadcamlab.org> wrote:
> >(A related question: __initdata *does* have to be initialized, right?)
>
> If __initdata is not initialized then it ends up in the global .bss.
> This would defeat the purpose of using __initdata.

I am glad this was mentioned... It is a valid use of __initdata for
static variables which you want to go away after boot. There might be
some wasted space lurking here and there due to un-init'd __initdata
vars.

Jeff



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