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SubjectRe: [PATCH] removal of "static foo = 0"
On Mon, Nov 27, 2000 at 06:21:13PM +0100, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 27, 2000 at 12:39:55AM -0800, David S. Miller wrote:
> > Also I believe linkers are allowed to arbitrarily reorder members in
> > the data and bss sections. I could be wrong on this one though.
> I'm not sure either, but we certainly rely on that behaviour somewhere.
> Just to make an example fs/dquot.c:
> int nr_dquots, nr_free_dquots;
> kernel/sysctl.c:
> {FS_NRDQUOT, "dquot-nr", &nr_dquots, 2*sizeof(int),
> The above is ok also on mips in practice though.

That needs to be fixed ASAP to use an array (not a structure). It is simply
wrong to depend on two variables winding up in at adjacent offsets.

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