Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: David Laight <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/25/2002 11:09:42
On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 06:05:05PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
  | On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 01:58:37AM +1000, Luke Mewburn wrote:
  | > On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 02:39:14PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
  | >   | 1) If I build a program it still has /usr/libexec/ld.elf_so as its
  | >   |    interpreter  (the system stuff all has /libexec/ld.elf_so).
  | >   |    Following the extra symlink does take measurable time
  | > 
  | > If it really causes a user grief with their old applications, rewrite the
  | > .interp section in the elf header; there should be room to rewrite
  | > "/usr/libexec/ld.elf_so" -> "/libexec/ld.elf_so".  I'd rather not have
  | > two copies of these programs, for something which the namei() cache
  | > should be caching anyway.
  | For existing binaries the symlink is (probably) fine.
  | But the toolchain ought to be adding the correct interpreter
  | for newly linked programs - and it doesn't seem to.
  | (Rewriting the .interp section is just and exercise in printf and dd.)

An unrelated netiquette point:

The email of mine that you are quoting was a private reply of mine
to a private message of yours.

Generally, you should ask permission from someone if you're going to
quote from their private email in a message on a public forum. 

You did not ask me first before you quoted from my private reply.
I'm ... annoyed ... that you did not ask.  In the future, please do so.

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