Building Tiny Linux Systems with BusyBox, Part 3

Let's get smaller, writable and multiuser! A new library, new kernel and other bells and whistles gives us more practice building a highly functional Linux system with a tiny footprint.
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In the next issue, we'll work on security, and we'll provide the remaining facilities used by TinyLogin. Don't let that keep you from experimenting between now and then--you'll understand how the system works much better if you figure it out by yourself. We'll add dynamic linking and shared libraries and some other exciting new facilities. So, stay tuned!

Bruce Perens (bruce@perens.com) is president of Linux Capital Group and chairman of Progeny Linux Systems and Known Safe. He was project leader of the Debian Project for two and a half years.

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