Subject: Re: why /bin and /sbin static
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/18/2001 21:34:24
> > is not the last rocket with 1GB RAM is a poor excuse. just compare
> > 16kB /bin/ls filesize with >200kB of static linked one!
> > 
> > this is over 10 times larger!!!!
> Oh, it gets worse than that, too.  The fact that those programs are
> statically linked is the sole excuse for *not* doing dynamic loading in
> libc -- e.g. for nsswitch and locale stuff.
> I say, dynamic loading is the way to go.  This isn't Ultrix.
yes. and the solution for having easy repair software is to unpack kernel
from rescue diskette to hard drive i think or prepare special big static
rescue binary for this and don't use it in normal operation