Apparently, On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 12:54:54PM +0600,
        Max Khon said words to the effect of;

> hi, there!
> On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 01:57:35PM -0800, David O'Brien wrote:
> > > another 2.4M for /rescue.  That makes it less
> > > impressive.  I don't find the duplication appealing, either.
> > > (Why not just put the /rescue versions directly
> > > into /bin and /sbin?  That would be smaller still,
> > 
> > Because that would nullify one of the big reasons for making /bin and
> > /sbin shared -- so one can dlopen(3).  We can't, for instance, get a
> > proper nsswitch implementation until we make /bin and /sbin dynamic.
> > 
> > Before someone says you can dlopen() from static binaries in order to
> > implement nsswitch, please provide the patch proving it.  Our best
> > FreeBSD minds don't think it can be done properly and sanely.
> I have the patch. Currently it is made against RELENG_4 and I have a couple
> of questions about alpha (however it works on alpha too with a few hacks).
> Unfortunately, jdp does not have enough time to review it and I have
> lack of time to port it to -current (that would not be that hard but
> since sparc64 is now Tier-1 platform the patch should be ported to
> sparc64 too but I do not have sparc64 hardware and access to
> panther is very slow from my home).
> What is the right place to post the patch and test program
> demonstrating dlopen for statically linked programs?

Put it up somehere on the web or email it to the list.  I'd
be interested in looking at it.


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