[klibc] Update ash-port to NetBSD-1.6.1
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
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
And it would cut down our patch-list for klibc by quite a bit :-)
Dr. Hannes Reinecke hare at suse.de
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