Subject: re: libsa/alloc.c 'freelist' initialization
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/11/1999 10:22:28
   Simon Burge <> writes:
   > Sounds like a good call to me.  I don't suppose egcs is smart enough to
   > move variables initialised to 0 to the BSS?
   Err, uh, that'd actually be Smart, not smart.
   Often the point of initializing a variable to 0 is just so that you
   can patch it later.
   The compiler _shouldn't even think about_ trying that, unless it's
   explicitly requested.

the IRIX compiler will do this for you.  fun!