[klibc] "Destructive" utilities

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Jun 7 14:43:12 PDT 2004

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> The following threads suggest that the way to reclaim memory occupied by 
> initramfs is to remove files from it:
> http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&frame=right&th=c6cb846bba1a7aea&seekm=SAUO.51B.21%40gated-at.bofh.it#link1 
> http://seclists.org/lists/linux-kernel/2003/Dec/0707.html
> However, there is no way to do it using utilities provided by klibs.
> Could you please include the "unlink" and "rmdir" programs into the 
> distribution? Just put the attached *.c files in klibc/utils and adjust 
> the PROGS target in the Makefile there.

I just added a "nuke" program, which does the equivalent of "rm -rf".  Do we 
also need unlink/rmdir?

The nuke program is in klibc-0.122.


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