Re: [PATCH] removal of "static foo = 0" from drivers/ide (test11)

From: J . A . Magallon (
Date: Tue Nov 21 2000 - 18:18:13 EST

On Wed, 22 Nov 2000 00:04:53 Tigran Aivazian wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, J . A . Magallon wrote:
> Quite the contrary. The patch seems correct and useful to me. What do you
> think is wrong with it? (Linus accepted megabytes worth of the above in
> the past...)

Sorry, i should look at the rest of the code. Seeing only that, is seems like
that variables have to hold an initial value of zero, and the patch relies
on the ANSI behaviour of the compiler that auto-initializes them to 0.
I have seen many compilers break ANSI rules in optimized mode. Typical
One other point for info would be gcc specs.

Juan Antonio Magallon Lacarta                                 #> cd /pub                                     #> more beer

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