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SubjectRe: Security question: "Text file busy" overwriting executables but no
andersen@codepoet.org (Erik Andersen)  wrote on 04.10.01 in <20011004034600.B29438@codepoet.org>:

> On Thu Oct 04, 2001 at 11:30:19AM +0300, Ville Herva wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 12:15:01AM -0600, you [Eric W. Biederman] claimed:
> > >
> > > <snip size of glibc>
> >
> > Where size is an issue, diet libc might be an alternative:
> >
> > http://www.fefe.de/dietlibc/
> >
> > (287kB statically linked zsh is not too shabby, I reckon.)
>
> uClibc is also a nice alternative. Works just great and uses glibc
> header files. I only fully support shared libs on x86 and arm
> at the moment.
>
> http://cvs.uclinux.org/uClibc.html
>
> (I need to update the webpage sometime)
>
> > That and things like busybox:
> >
> > http://busybox.lineo.com/
>
> Why thanks. I've sure worked hard to make it be nice and small...

And some people *still* start threads titled "Busybox still too bloated".

(Screaming their heads off for a reduction of around 50 KB, IIRC.)

MfG Kai
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