[klibc] Update ash-port to NetBSD-1.6.1

Hannes Reinecke hare at suse.de
Fri Jul 16 10:19:25 PDT 2004

H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Hannes Reinecke wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> this patch updates the ash-port of klibc to that one found in 
>> NetBSD-1.6.1 instead of the horribly old one currently used. It's a 
>> bit longish (appearently there has been some work done between 1993 
>> and today), but now it's even useable on 64-bit systems :-).
>> Plus I've added some nice-to-have builtins, e.g. printf.
> I have received at least one contribution for this, but it nearly 
> doubles the size of what is already the largest binary, by far, in the 
> klibc distribution, almost three times the size of the library itself.
Yep, I know ('twas from Olaf Hering, right ?). Nevertheless, both should 
be close if not identical.

> I think it needs to be cut down in size to something closer to the 
> original.
Ok, I've stripped the new ash of all new features, so that now the old 
and the new version are identical in respect to the supported commands.
Only two minor things:
- 'type' is a new command (that was too ingrained within the shell 
itself so it couldn't readily stripped out)
- 'lc' is gone (I've no idea what it did in the first place, so it 
should not be a big deal)

Doesn't help much with the patch, though; uncompressed it's still some 
600k. Nevertheless this update should be done as the old ash wasn't even 
64-bit clean.

And it would cut down our patch-list for klibc by quite a bit :-)


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