Donald Wilde dwilde1 at
Fri Jul 3 13:49:46 UTC 2020

On 7/2/20, Kevin P. Neal <kpn at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 06:33:44AM -0700, Donald Wilde wrote:
>> The only concern with doing so is that doing so causes the (larger!)
>> bash-static kernel to be used everywhere. If you have lots of regular
>> users with console prompts, this could be painful.
> Doubtful. With static linking of executables there should be no changing of
> the executable once loaded into memory. So all users would share the same
> "text" pages (meaning instructions).
> Now, with PIE executables I suspect this is still true, but I can't swear
> to it. And I don't know if bash-static is PIE or not.

Thanks, Kevin. I'll test that.
Don Wilde
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