static functions

Jonathon McKitrick jcm at
Thu Mar 31 07:18:52 PST 2005

Sorry this is such a lame question, but I never quite figured out what
'static' does to a function declaration.  Obviously for a variable, it
allocates memory for the lifetime of the process rather than on the stack just
for one function call.  But what about 'static' for all the kernel functions
that have no return value?	

Jonathon McKitrick
My other computer is your Windows box.

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