Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: Paulo Alexandre Pinto Pires <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2002 20:19:21
On Wed, 28 Aug 2002, Paulo Alexandre Pinto Pires wrote:

> Bang Jun-Young wrote:
> > Statically linked binaries are still provided in /rescue. So don't
> > be worried.
> 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.
> 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?

No, /stand is generally for things to boot the kernel. By the time we're
talking about any of this, the kernel's booted so /stand isn't really the
best place.

Take care,