40% slowdown with dynamic /bin/sh

E.B. Dreger eddy+public+spam at noc.everquick.net
Mon Nov 24 20:54:43 PST 2003

PW> Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 18:56:21 -0800
PW> From: Peter Wemm

PW> We need nsswitch type functionality in /bin/sh.  To the
PW> people who want to make it static, lets see some static
PW> binary dlopen() support or a nsswitch proxy system.

I started a new thread inquiring about the challenges involved...
which received no responses.  I assume that not much has changed
since the mid- to late-90s list archives I found via Google...

What specific aspects of rtld are required to support NSS in
static binaries?  dlopen(), fixups, and dlsym()?

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