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SubjectRe: [Openipmi-developer] [PATCH 9/12] IPMI: add pigeonpoint poweroff
Randy Dunlap wrote:
> Bela Lubkin wrote:
>> Andrew Morton wrote:
>>>> Sometime, please go through the IPMI code looking for all these
>>>> statically-allocated things which are initialised to 0 or NULL and
>>>> remove
>>>> all those intialisations? They're unneeded, they increase the vmlinux
>>>> image size and there are quite a number of them. Thanks.
>> Randy Dunlop replied:
>>> I was just about to send that patch. Here it is,
>>> on top of the series-of-12.
>> ...
>>> -static int bt_debug = BT_DEBUG_OFF;
>>> +static int bt_debug;
>> Is it wise to significantly degrade code readability to work around a
>> minor
>> compiler / linker bug?
> Is that the only one that is a problem?
> I don't think it's a problem. We *know* that static data areas
> are init to 0. Everything depends on that. If that didn't work
> it would all break.
> I could say that it's a nice coincidence that BT_DEBUG_OFF == 0,
> but I think that it's more than coincidence.

It's Corey's decision. However, while code readability is also very
important to me, I disagree with "significantly" above.

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