DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-07
Re: dynamic /bin /sbin
: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.
:Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I am generally against doing dynamic. I feel that certain entities that
one might desire to be dynamic, such as authentication, really should be
*completely* moved out of the binary and into a port service. Such
entities might include (incomplete list):
* name resolution