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    vfs: don't force a big memset of stat data just to clear padding fields · 8529f613
    Linus Torvalds authored
    
    
    Admittedly this is something that the compiler should be able to just do
    for us, but gcc just isn't that smart.  And trying to use a structure
    initializer (which would get us the right semantics) ends up resulting
    in gcc allocating stack space for _two_ 'struct stat', and then copying
    one into the other.
    
    So do it by hand - just have a per-architecture macro that initializes
    the padding fields.  And if the architecture doesn't provide one, fall
    back to the old behavior of just doing the whole memset() first.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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