DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-07
Re: dynamic /bin /sbin
-On [20030724 03:02], ibotty (me@xxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
>(consider someone using dragonfly-stable, he will not likely corrupt his
>libc, but one security alert may pop up in libc. he will have to rebuild
>/bin and /sbin... and he does loose much space.)
Much space where?
bin's object tree is only about 7 MB, sbin's 17 MB. If a typical
installation cannot measure up to 24 MB for a rebuild of bin and sbin I
guess there's worse problems on that particular installation.
And don't tell me it is needed for embedded targets, they either do
flash updates, or cross compilations.
>btw: it should be possible, to always have one *working* libc, so that
>depending on LD_PRELOAD (or something more sophisticated, once you get to
>environments), this working libc could be used.
How many libc's do you want to have on an installation? :)
And who or what guarantees that the libc you have is working correctly?
I am still trying to see the benefit over a static bin and sbin. I
mean, come on, /bin is only 4 MB and /sbin only 12 MB.
(Funny aside though: /bin/rmail is dynamically linked on 4.8-STABLE, not
statically. And like its manual page says: what on earth is it doing in
Same goes for /sbin/mount_smbfs, also dynamically linked.)
So give me some good reasons not to stay static?
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