DEADBEEF definition convention, storage
/ded-beef/ The hexadecimal
pattern used to fill words of freshly allocated memory under a number of IBM
environments including the RS/6000
; equal to decimal 3,735,928,559 (unsigned) or -559,038,737 (32-bit signed). As in "Your program is DEADBEEF" (meaning gone, aborted, flushed from memory).