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    SubjectRe: initrd and NFS
    Followup to:  <>
    By author: Werner Almesberger <>
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    > - shared libraries: I think it would be great if we had some means
    > to generate a customized libc without recompiling, e.g. scan all
    > the executables for symbols, then copy the relevant modules from
    > the system's libc to a new, smaller libc. Right now, it's either
    > static linking or a lot of guesswork (and hours of libc
    > recompilation). Does this sound feasible ?

    I actually wrote a tool to do this while working for Yggdrasil. The
    bottom line is that it isn't worth the hassle: even with the very
    small spectrum of binaries that we were using, it only cut down libc
    by some 10-15%, and you may have to recompile it if you add any more
    binaries to the pool you want to execute...

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