Unfortunate dynamic linking for everything

Duncan Barclay dmlb at dmlb.org
Mon Nov 24 01:45:17 PST 2003

> On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 12:14:39AM -0000, Duncan Barclay wrote:
> >
> > From: "David O'Brien" <obrien at freebsd.org>
> >
> > > I'll seriously argue against the 2nd point above.  I don't know of a
> > > SINGLE person that uses /bin/sh as their interactive shell when
> > > multi-user.  Not ONE.  Every Bourne shell'ish user I've ever met uses
> > > Bash, AT&T ksh, pdksh, zsh.
> >
> > I don't know anyone that farms lama's, so there cannot be any lama
> One has to make a strong statement to get the people to come out of the
> woodwork.


> > computer$ grep dmlb /etc/passwd
> > dmlb:*:1166:1166:Duncan Barclay:/home/dmlb:/bin/sh
> Good.  Now do you need NSS support?  Do the benefits of supporting NSS in
> /bin/sh for you out-weigh the performance issue of building it
> dynamically?  Couldn't you just as easily use the pdksh port?

The machine use I generate doesn't really require a lot of /bin/sh
invocations. Either I have file servers, shell boxes, or compute engines
running CPU bound jobs for half an hour upwards. Whether it takes a gnats
longer to start /bin/sh doesn't really matter to me. However, NSS is likely
to feature as needed sometime soon.


> --
> -- David  (obrien at FreeBSD.org)

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