Re: Size of libc

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Wed Apr 05 2000 - 14:52:47 CEST

On Wed, Apr 05, 2000 at 12:43:31PM +0200, nicely wrote:
> Hi!
> What about the size of libc of mulinux? This is, what embedix
> says about theirs:
> Embedix Linux provides a reduced Glibc, thanks to the removal
> of a number of features (or program symbols) that are rarely
> used. A tool created by Lineo engineers:
> (1) reviews all of the programs on the Embedix Linux system;
> (2) detects which symbols your programs use; and (3) keeps only
> the symbols needed=2E By using this tool, Lineo has reduce Glibc
> from approximately 1200K in size to approximately 600K.

Some shell script which combine command as "nm" and "strip", maybe.

> Is mulinux using glibc at all? What's the difference between glibc and libc? Means it gnu-ish?

I'm not fully informed, sorry. Maybe glibc1 is libc5 and glibc2 is libc6?
mah! A Zen mistery. Anycase, libc5 in muLinux is

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 432684 Dec 8 1998

without symbol's stripping.


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remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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