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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net #9
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"Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:"
> Andrzej Krzysztofowicz <ankry@green.mif.pg.gda.pl> writes:
>
> >-static char name[4][IFNAMSIZ] = { "", "", "", "" };
>
> >+static char name[4][IFNAMSIZ];
>
> Ugh. Sure about that one? the variables have been pointers to zero,
> now they're zero...

I do not agree. As I understand C "name" is a table, i.e. a pointer to a
prealocated area of size of 4*IFNAMSIZ*sizeof(char) bytes. There is no
pointers to the strings stored seprately.
[ The strings are copied into the apropriate locations in the array during
initialization ]

After applying the mentioned patch just the whole area of the array will be
zeroed. Not only the first characters of name[i] i=0,1,2,3 ...

Andrzej
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