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commit a8799a6e8e98be23f442f8d0f9e90330a9e66aea
parent 1c78f9aed902e79821b0f8a5f644d374c131e4f0
Author: Anselm R Garbe <anselm@garbe.us>
Date:   Fri, 16 Oct 2009 22:13:13 +0100

added stali description
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diff --git a/stali.suckless.org/index.md b/stali.suckless.org/index.md @@ -0,0 +1,39 @@ +sta[tic] li[nux] +================ + +General system design +--------------------- + +* binary is primary focus, each executable is statically linked, potentially different executable format than ELF, since ELF is mainly designed to support dynamic linking +* kernel is a single monolit based on linux, by default no kernel module support +* system loader is lilo, no other loader supported +* no initrd initially +* perhaps later whole system in ramdisk? will see (20h idea) +* init system should be based on just 1 /etc/rc.{start,stop} script (look at p9 how they do it) + +Basic filesystem design +----------------------- +Generally /usr will be removed, what a useless directory, for non-base system stuff we might consider /local perhaps + +* /bin - all executables go here +* /bin/kernel (linux kernel) +* /dev - devices, check if we can avoid udev or what linux requires nowadays, simplest approach would be best +* /etc - system config/program config/user setup/network setup +* /etc/rc.{start,stop} (init scripts) +* /home/root (root's home) +* /home/* (user home dirs) +* /include (include) +* /lib - libraries, when used as devel box, only static libs, potentially +* /local - perhaps, dunno? +* /mnt - mounts +* /proc - linux crap +* /share - man pages, locales and crap that several libraries ship +* /sys - linux crap +* /tmp - obvious +* /var - spool, run, log, cache +* /usr -> / (potentially softlink, will see if we can avoid this, mainly for broken packages) + +Updating system is simply rsync'ing from distro server. + +TBC +