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[dm-devel] Re: [KJ] [PATCH] dm: uninitialize static variables



On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 07:00:29PM +0100, Nicolas Kaiser wrote:
> * "Carlos Manuel Duclos Vergara" <carlos embedded cl>:
> > > uninitialize static variables initialized to 0, to make them go
> > > to .bss instead of .data.
> > >
> >
> > if you want that why not explicitely put them in .bss?
> > something like:
> >
> > > -static unsigned int major = 0;
> > > +static unsigned int major; /* = 0 */
> >
> > static unsigned int major = 0 __attribute__ ((section(".bss"));
>
> I personally like the idea of explicitly expressing this intention,
> but I didn't manage to achieve this together with initialization.

Not only you use gcc'ism, you also make code needlessly verbose.


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