Subject: Re: forbidding rm -rf /
To: Greywolf <>
From: mouss <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/06/2004 02:25:07
Greywolf wrote:

> This ranks right up there with their escapades into SunOS 4 in which
> if any of*,, or /dev/zero disappeared, most programs
> would stop working, as most of them were dynamically linked.  No,
> I've already ranted on dynalinking in /bin and /sbin, so I won't
> do it here.
> But if you lose /dev/zero through a mistake, and mknod lived in /usr/sbin,
> and /usr/sbin/mknod was dynamically linked, well...
> [Yes, I commented on that in the blog.  What a mind-numbingly STUPID
> pretense for a hack.]

sure, but compared to other variants such as hpux and aix, solaris is 
still an os you can live with. shame they have religious wars inside
and shame they try to go somewhere and they get nowhere... but heh, 
financing palo alto is not the same thing as maintaining a great os;-p