Re: External install modules and compacted libc
On Sun, Sep 17, 2000 at 04:29:11PM +1100, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> Yea, that is a problem that has been mentioned before, it is going to be
> tricky to get around cheaply.
Hmm, do we have a list of "known/expected problems" somewhere?
> If a module has pre-dependencies it only needs to carry the parts of the
> libraries it needs that wernt supplied by the pre-dependencent modules.
> Could get trick to implement though.
> We could have a libc module that provided the full library that could be
> called on at some point, and everything prior to that point being either
> static, or using a shared cutdown libc.
Something like that would be desirable. Static linking is not an option
on the boot floppies I guess since a single binary will be 200kb without
doing much :(