as memory use for large bss arrays
Fri Jan 11 17:13:00 GMT 2008
I made a mistake last night where I accidentially created an (uninitialized)
global array in C that was several hundred TB large. gcc didn't have much
trouble with it, but gas seemed to try to put it all into memory.
I managed to kill it while it was already grown to 3GB while
the machine was already swapping heavily.
Is there a specific reason as has to keep such large bss arrays in
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