Subject: Re: BSS, was Re: Getting "TLB IPI rendezvous failed..."
To: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
From: Stephan Uphoff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/25/2005 10:11:38
On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 13:57, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 11:56:23AM -0500, Stephan Uphoff wrote:
> > > Zeroing out idt_allocmap isn't needed, since it's declared
> > > statically.
> > Mhhh OK - but who is zeroing BSS?
> The boot loader. BSS is a large section of to-be-zeroed memory, and any
> correct loader will zero it.
Thanks - found it and it looks good.
I remember once having problems with uninitialized BSS - just can't
remember the OS ...
Just for completeness - Manuel what boots loader are you using?