[TUHS] history of sbin?
lm at bitmover.com
Fri Feb 1 12:01:16 AEST 2013
Exactly. /sbin on sun was all the statically linked stuff that you could
count on when in single user mode trying to unscramble the mess that was
your disk. fsdb et al.
On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 05:53:16PM -0800, ramble1035 @dslextreme.com wrote:
> Based on some vague recollections of early days at Sun... I seem to recall
> that one of the main differences between /bin and /sbin was that the /sbin
> binaries were all built with static libraries rather than shared. I heard
> /sbin described as "single-user bin"...
> I don't know when /sbin first appeared, though.
> -- Chris
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 5:41 PM, Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 06:06:15PM -0600, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > > http://lists.busybox.net/pipermail/busybox/2010-December/074114.html
> > A few inaccuracies:
> > When the operating system grew too big to fit on the first RK05 disk
> > pack (their root filesystem) they let it leak into the second one,
> > which is where all the user home directories lived (which is why
> > the mount was called /usr). They replicated all the OS directories
> > under there (/bin, /sbin, /lib, /tmp...) and wrote files to those
> > new directories because their original disk was out of space.
> > When they got a third disk, they mounted it on /home and relocated
> > all the user directories to there so the OS could consume all the
> > space on both disks and grow to THREE WHOLE MEGABYTES (ooooh!).
> > Research Unix never had /sbin nor /home, and the tale of the third disk
> > doesn't ring any bells to me.
> > 7th Edition has /usr/dmr and /usr/ken, not /home/dmr nor /usr/home/dmr :)
> > Cheers,
> > Warren
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