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SubjectRe: [PATCH] removal of "static foo = 0"
On Sun, Nov 26, 2000 at 10:37:07AM +0000, Tigran Aivazian wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Nov 2000, Tim Waugh wrote:
> > Why doesn't the compiler just leave out explicit zeros from the
> > 'initial data' segment then? Seems like it ought to be tought to..
> yes, taught to, _BUT_ never let this to be a default option, please.
> Because there are valid cases where a programmer things "this is in .data"

That's what __attribute__ ((section (".data"))) is for.

> and that means this should be in .data. Think of binary patching an object
> as one valid example (there may be others, I forgot).

can you think of any valid examples that apply to the kernel ?
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