On Don, 2008-03-13 at 16:09 +0100, Andreas Westin XX wrote:
[....]
> I ran checkpatch.pl on a piece of code I wrote and besides all the other
> warnings/errors it complained about a static pointer being initialised
> to NULL/0. I fixed it but I'm curious as to why this is not permitted ?


Because "uninitialized" data is automatically initialized wit 0. An
explicit initialization with 0/NULL wastes space in the kernel image.

Bernd
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