Subject: Re: crunch and /sbin...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Mike Long <email@example.com>
Date: 12/20/1995 01:51:00
>Posted-Date: Tue, 19 Dec 1995 15:55:45 -0600
>Date: Tue, 19 Dec 1995 15:56:04 -0600
>From: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Is crunch reliable enough that it would be feasible to build a crunched
>/sbin, or possibly small sets of crunched utilities for /? It seems
>as though saving the N copies of libc would be worth something - but, of
>course, I don't know how much slower or less efficient it may be.
If it's good enough for installation, it must at least be OK for
1) reduced disk space
2) reduced VM consumption (you pay for init, everything else is free)
1) non-standard build/install process
2) small time penalty because the crunch-generated wrapper code has to
compare argv to all of the sub-binary names
3) possible security problems with setuid/setgid binaries.
Mike Long <email@example.com> http://www.shore.net/~mikel
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