Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: Paulo Alexandre Pinto Pires <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2002 20:16:55
On Wed, Aug 28, 2002 at 12:09:53AM -0300, Paulo Alexandre Pinto Pires wrote:

 > Yes, in a crunchgen(1)ed format, (IIUC) with all hard links pointing to the
 > same real file in disk, which, if corrupted with a single bad block, will
 > prevent any rescue at all without an alternate boot/root device.

This isn't any different than a single block corrupting /sbin/init.

 > Also, why another top level directory?  Isn't /stand historically supposed to
 > be the placeholder for programs that can be run in a stand-alone mode after
 > boot?

/stand is for stand-alone programs (that run when the kernel is not loaded).

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>