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Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:13:31 +0200
From: Denys Vlasenko <>
To: Rich Felker <>
Cc: busybox <>, Felix Fietkau <>, musl <>
Subject: Re: bbox: musl versus uclibc

On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 8:48 PM, Rich Felker <> wrote:
>> Now, the good news - musl has smaller data!
>> 6695 bytes versus 7129 bytes for uclibc:
>>    text  data   bss     dec    hex filename
>>  894902   465  6664  902031  dc38f busybox.uclibc
>>  912538   563  6132  919233  e06c1 busybox.musl
> Probably getpw*/getgr* static buffers or something. musl's backend for
> these just uses the buffer out of getline so as not to impose cost in
> apps that don't need the legacy (non-_r) functions or an arbitrary
> limit on record length.
> It would be interesting to know where the text size increase comes
> from.

See attached (only musl data is in the file).

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