[U-Boot-Users] Why are some global vars part of the image, and some not?

Timur Tabi timur at freescale.com
Sat Nov 4 02:38:43 CET 2006

Wolfgang Denk wrote:

> Since you complained about a problem where I could not  see  any  (at
> least  none  that  was not clearly documented) I was not sure if your
> expectation of "global" was correct, i. e. if you were aware  of  the
> differences  between  "global"  on  file level versus "global" in the
> meaning of "external" to the linker.

I was aware, I just didn't think it mattered for the issue that I was 

> Then you must make sure that even  zero-initialized  data  don't  get
> placed in bss, and your approach was correct.

What about modifying the linker script so that all of bss is merged into 
the image, i.e. treat it like 'data'?

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