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authorGravatar Denis Vlasenko <vda.linux@googlemail.com>2007-05-08 17:27:17 +0000
committerGravatar Denis Vlasenko <vda.linux@googlemail.com>2007-05-08 17:27:17 +0000
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tail: fix SEGV on "tail -N"
config system: clarify PREFER_APPLETS/SH_STANDALONE effects in help text
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@@ -244,8 +244,13 @@ config FEATURE_PREFER_APPLETS
help
This is an experimental option which directs applets about to
call 'exec' to try and find an applicable busybox applet before
- searching the PATH. This may affect shell, find -exec, xargs and
- similar programs.
+ searching the PATH. This is typically done by exec'ing
+ /proc/self/exe.
+ This may affect shell, find -exec, xargs and similar applets.
+ They will use applets even if /bin/<applet> -> busybox link
+ is missing (or is not a link to busybox). However, this causes
+ problems in chroot jails without mounted /proc and with ps/top
+ (command name can be shown as 'exe' for applets started this way).
config BUSYBOX_EXEC_PATH
string "Path to BusyBox executable"