Subject: Re: why /bin and /sbin static
To: None <>
From: SUNAGAWA Keiki <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/19/2001 09:48:54

<> wrote:

>> I say, dynamic loading is the way to go.  This isn't
>> Ultrix.

wojtek> yes. and the solution for having easy repair
wojtek> software is to unpack kernel from rescue diskette to
wojtek> hard drive i think or prepare special big static
wojtek> rescue binary for this and don't use it in normal
wojtek> operation

So you reboot the server machine in which other people run
many programs in several days when you accidentally remove
some libraries?  Static linking /bin & /sbin saves more time
than dynamic one.

Just curious, do you build your own vary-stripped-down
kernel?  GENERIC is huge for older model in these days.