DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-07
Re: dynamic /bin /sbin
Garance A Drosihn wrote:
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.
You also have to link statically if you want nsswitch.conf to work
correctly for programs in /bin and /sbin. For those who remember their
history, that was the reason that Sun switched their versions of these
directories to dynamic many years ago.
Switching to dynamic and adding /rescue makes good sense.