Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Paulo Alexandre Pinto Pires <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/28/2002 00:09:53
Bang Jun-Young wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 09:50:04AM +0300, Jukka Marin wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 04:28:18PM +1000, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> > > | On a fully dynamic i386 system:
> > > | 1506 /bin
> > > | 1702 /sbin
> > > | 1206 /lib
> > > | 4804 /rescue
> > > | 9218 total
> > Hmm, why is this change being made? I can see it saving a few MB's of
> > disk space, but I like the statically linked binaries because I feel more
> > "secure" with them in emergencies ;-)
> 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
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