Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: NetBSD-current <email@example.com>
From: Xavier HUMBERT <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/29/2002 19:30:30
In article <20020827150941.GA20612@rek.tjls.com>, email@example.com (Thor
Lancelot Simon) wrote :
> This is a good change. In many ways, it's overdue. We need to address
> the performance problems, but we can do that -- so long as we do, this is
> the right change to make, and now is the right time.
Well, I carefuully read this whole huge thread from the beginning, and
my mind changed.
At first, I was against this change, but now, I'm for it.
But I strongly second all poeple who did focus on performance penalty.
- use a prebinding mechanism like NextStep^WDarwin/MacOSX does
- at least, please make "helpers" (rm, touch, mkdir, cat, echo,
test, ...) all this sort of things commonly used in shell scripts
statically linked. And /bin/sh, too, obviously (many of those I qutoed
are actually builtins)
Provided that, it's a good changed, after all...
Oh, one more thing to mention : I think this discussion is a little
biased by the fact that worstation and servers needs are not exactly the
same. Should be kept in mind.