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Re: Support for smaller glibc
- To: GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Re: Support for smaller glibc
- From: Mark Brown <bmark at us dot ibm dot com>
- Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 10:24:04 -0600
- Organization: IBM Corp.
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- Reply-To: bmark at us dot ibm dot com
> I work as a programmer trying to fit Linux+Mozilla+X into 16 meg of disk
> space (flash card) for a semi-embedded system; being able to disable
> chunks of glibc at build-time would be a wonderful thing (from my
> perspective). So yes, there is interest :-)
This is to acknowledge that there is a *lot* of interest, I know I get
queried on this from my co-workers.
But having the same .so name contains so many possibilities for error
that I am against that aspect of this discussion. Also there is the
issue of different environments needing different things removed; I do not
think we can have a "small build" option that makes everyone happy. The
developer will have to be the judge of what is cut out.
What we *should* do is ensure that things *can* be cut out, at least by
maintaining a design that does not "tie everything to everything else".
Mark S. Brown email@example.com
Senior Technical Staff Member 512.838.3926 T/L678.3926
IBM RS/6000 AIX System Architecture Mark Brown/Austin/IBM
IBM Corporation, Austin, Texas