Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: Matt Thomas <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/26/2002 11:17:32
On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 10:31:50AM -0700, Matt Thomas wrote:

 > >     +   Static linking of programs is still supported; just set
 > >         LDSTATIC=-static in the Makefile or make(1)'s environment.
 > >         Of course, such programs will not be able to benefit from
 > >         future features such as dynamic modules for nsswitch, locale,
 > >         authentication (PAM ?), etc.
 > That's not satisfactory since the entire build will be -static.
 > If you don't care about those features (and I don't), then you'd
 > like a build option to have "traditional" shlib support.  Note that
 > one platforms (powerpc) shared programs cause almost all pages in
 > the process need to be swapped backed.

So, maybe new MKSTATIC=bin sbin

variables should be added, to cause those directories to be built as such?

Eh ... honestly, I think we'd be better off just addressing the dynamically
linked performance issues ...

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>