Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 08/27/2002 23:17:32
[ On Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 19:06:48 (+0700), Robert Elz wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
> Greg Woods I understand, he simply hates dynamic libraries everywhere.
Well, not quite everywhere. I have far fewer objections to the kind of
shared libraries (which are not quite so "dynamic" I suppose) as were
implemented in AT&T UNIX once upon a time. The biggest issue with them
is that they're a feature which has to be very carefully chosen for
specific applications because there can be some subtle performance
tradeoffs with overall system memory utilization, I/Os, use of the
sticky-text bit, etc.
> I don't agree, but at least that's a consistent position.
I don't always like being consistent and predictable, but this is one
thing it's quite easy for me to be consistent about! :-)
Greg A. Woods
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