40% slowdown with dynamic /bin/sh

Scott Long scottl at freebsd.org
Mon Nov 24 19:28:08 PST 2003

On Mon, 24 Nov 2003, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :I supported the decision because:
> :
> :1.  It has been requested for years
> :2.  It benefits PAM and NSS.
> :3.  It is easy to revert.
>     Easy to revert?  You are talking about depending on mechanisms for
>     authentication and other things that WILL NOT WORK with static binaries
>     as they currently stand and, apparently, will not work in the
>     future either.  Easy to revert?  I don't think so.
>     More like "Lets do away with support for static binaries entirely".
>     Because that is precisely what is happening here.

What the hell are you talking about????

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