Subject: Re: sparc ELF kernels with a miniroot are broken.
To: Gandhi woulda smacked you <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Whitesel <email@example.com>
Date: 06/24/1999 01:00:02
> But if the .bss section doesn't have any contents, why is its size
> registered at $23d54?
Because its contents are implicitly all zeros.
The loader creates $23d54 bytes of zeros where the .bss section is supposed
.bss is a hack to avoid storing all those zeros in the object file. It's a
very specific form of compression, really.
toddpw @ best.com