Subject: Re: keep init static? (was: Re: RFC: migration to a fully dynamically linked system)
To: None <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/30/2002 18:56:26
On Fri, 30 Aug 2002 18:48:28 +0200
Emmanuel Dreyfus <> wrote:

> The more I think about it, the more I believe init should remain static. 
> With a static init that would try /rescue/sh on /bin/sh failure, we can
> keep a working single user mode whatever happens. You can even rm 
> /lib/ld.elf_so, the system will still be able to drop to single user.

And which is the difference of having a static init inside /rescue? If
/sbin/init does not work, the kernel can automatically fallback to
/rescue/init. It is just the same.

What I think is that having /sbin dynamic EXCEPT /sbin/init will cause
confusion. If we go dynamic, everything should be dynamic. IMHO.


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