Subject: Re: HEADS UP: fully dynamic linked system now the default
To: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 09/23/2002 00:37:17
On Mon, 23 Sep 2002, Luke Mewburn wrote:
# + Specific rescue tools are provided in /rescue, rather than
# overloading /bin and /sbin for that purpose.
MINOR nit: "overloading" is a bit harsh; it's not ever been considered
overload until now. It's been considered necessary, practical and
a very fortunate accident, if it was indeed accidental.
# + The kernel's "-a" bootloader option now also prompts for the
# path to init(8), so "/rescue/init" can be used if /sbin/init
# won't start due to an unexpected failure.
Sun did this very early on with an -i flag; was this ever considered?
# + Whilst dynamic linked programs start up slower that statically
# linked programs, there is active work in progress to resolve
# this issue.
This is good news, actually. This means that there lies the possibility
of installing other third-party dynamically loading things that we haven't
thought of (or which haven't (yet) been invented).
# If you don't want this behaviour, set MKDYNAMICROOT=no in mk.conf(5).
"Windows/NT - From the people who brought you EDLIN".