DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-07
Re: dynamic /bin /sbin
At 9:28 AM +0200 7/25/03, Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai wrote:
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.
So give me some good reasons not to stay static?
I believe that freebsd-current is going to dynamic versions
mainly so some dynamically-loaded options (such as pam) could
be made to work correctly.
It has added /rescue (similar to NetBSD's), which has a few
key programs that would be useful in a disk-disaster situation.
We're still in the middle of arguing over just how minimal that
collection should be. On my 5.x-current system, that /rescue
is 3.7 meg. On the same system, /bin and /sbin are still
statically-linked. At the moment, the statically-linked /bin
is 8 meg and /sbin is 26 meg.
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