Unfortunate dynamic linking for everything
bde at zeta.org.au
Wed Nov 19 11:27:54 PST 2003
On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> set init_path=/rescue/init
If dynamic root were ready to be turned on, then /rescue/init would be
in the default init_path.
> A dynamicly linked /sbin/init just
> makes it harder to get to the rescue bits, so it makes sense to
> link init(8) staticly. Especially since there's no advantage to
> dynamic linking init(8) that compensates for the inconvience.
It obviously uses NSS. How else could it be so bloated? :
$ ls -l /sbin/init
-r-x------ 1 root wheel 453348 Nov 18 10:30 /sbin/init
(My version is linked statically of course.)
The NSS parts of init might not be needed in normal operation, but its
hard to tell.
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