In message <20031027190829.GB24946@linux-mips.org> you wrote:
> > > .bss is uninitialized. Initialized data can't be in .bss.
> > No. BSS is initialized as zero.
> RTFM. It's unitialized because not contained in the binaries.
When an application runs it will see the BSS space as initialized as
In most implementations of ANSI C that I am aware of (including GCC /
glibc), the BSS segment will be used for uninitialized variables with
"static" storage class. Also, I've seen some compilers to put
variables eplicitly initialized to zero into the BSS segment, too. To
quote the C FAQ:
Uninitialized variables with "static" duration (that is, those
declared outside of functions, and those declared with the
storage class static), are guaranteed to start out as zero, as if
the programmer had typed "= 0". Therefore, such variables
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