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Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 23:59:12 +0100
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: debloating data, bss

* Rich Felker <> [2012-11-18 16:03:53 -0500]:
>     908     160      12    1080     438 random.o (ex lib/libc.a)
> Unfortunately I think random really does have that much state...

interestingly the data segment has different size here
(i386, gcc-4.4.3, default config):

$ size libc.a |grep random
    841     140      12     993     3e1 random.o (ex libc.a)

and looking into the code it seems there is indeed 140 bytes
of initialized static data (and 12bytes of zero)

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