Subject: Re: bin/3011: ftp could be smarter with host:/path and URL's
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/11/1996 14:16:59
"Gordon W. Ross" <> writes:

> > When (yp + rpc + db) are used by so many things, and are so huge, it's
> > not clear that worrying about the size of libedit is worthwhile.
> Actually, that is exactly the reason I have been lobying for an
> implementation of the nsswitch code that removes all the direct
> references to the YP stuff, etc. from libc (and using rtld to load
> those when needed).


On a system with shared libraries, if you're not using YP, you don't
page in those pages from libc.

On a system without shared libraries, nsswitch isn't going to help,
because you'll have to link everything statically anyway.

So, where is the gain?