Re: Bugs in bash (was: Release-critical Bugreport)
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- Subject: Re: Bugs in bash (was: Release-critical Bugreport)
- From: James Mastros <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 29 May 1999 20:44:50 -0400
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- In-reply-to: <19990529135212.A19818@molehole>; from Steve Greenland on Sat, May 29, 1999 at 01:52:12PM -0500
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On Sat, May 29, 1999 at 01:52:12PM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> As far as I know, no one has replaced /bin/sh with something besides
> bash (ash, for example) *and* reported back sufficiently positive
> results to allow us to change the default /bin/sh to something smaller
> than bash. Given that bash must be present on the system, the only clear
> incentive to change /bin/sh to something smaller is start up time, which
> is non-trivial during the boot process.o
I just did exactly that (/bin/sh -> ash), and found errors in two files in
/etc/init.d, both using [ foo == foo ]. One was dhis (which I filed a
bugreport against), and the other was a local modification to network.
There was a slight, but noticable, decrease in startup time.
Just a FYI.
-=- James Mastros
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