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SubjectRe: [PATCH] removal of "static foo = 0" from drivers/ide (test11)
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Darryl Miles writes:
> Hmm, what about common symbol generation? i.e. the linker looses the
> ability to throw out "multiply defined symbol" errors where you fail
> to initialise it to a value.

We need to build with -fno-common to be 100% safe in this case. I'll
run several compilations with this flag tomorrow.

> >We already argue about the extra couple of bytes that xx change to the
> >kernel/a module would cost. With these change, we save kilo-bytes in
> >disk space (which is important on some systems).
>
> PDAs!!! :) Excellent work Russell.

Note that this only affects the storage; the run-time size is exactly
the same in both cases. I hope my comment above was clear about that.
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