Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
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From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/26/2002 16:35:29
[ On Monday, August 26, 2002 at 11:37:42 (-0400), Thor Lancelot Simon wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
> This *is* a big deal.
A VERY big deal indeed.
> It was one of the major reasons SGI faced a mass
> exodus of customers in the early Irix 6 era: their systems took far longer
> to start up than they ever had before.
As it is it takes my 486sx25/4MB laptop well over an hour (IIRC -- a
_very_ long time in any case) with /etc/rc.d et al to get to the point
where it might try to run a getty on the wscons display (and then
something goes wrong and it thrashes forever (well, for over 12 hours
when I finally got tired of the noise) and I've never had the time to
figure out why).
Greg A. Woods
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