cvs commit: src/sbin/devd Makefile

Paul Richards paul at
Tue Aug 19 02:38:02 PDT 2003

On Sun, 2003-08-17 at 09:40, Gordon Tetlow wrote:
> gordon      2003/08/17 01:40:49 PDT
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     sbin/devd            Makefile 
>   Log:
>   At imp's request, force devd to be statically compiled. This avoids the
>   need for libstdc++ in /lib, and the generated binary is actually smaller
>   statically linked than dynamically + sizeof(libstdc++). Additionally,
>   devd doesn't use get*by*() which is one of the main motivations for
>   dynamically linking your root partition anyway.

How many binaries actually use get*by*?

Wouldn't it be a little more sensible to just make those dynamic and
leave the rest static?

Would we even need /rescue then? We could just have static versions of
the dynamic binaries as well.


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