Re: Feature request: exec self for NOMMU.

From: Denis Vlasenko
Date: Wed Dec 27 2006 - 21:49:46 EST

On Wednesday 27 December 2006 22:03, Rob Landley wrote:
> On Wednesday 27 December 2006 1:35 pm, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
> > This solves chroot problem. How to find path-to-yourself reliably
> > (for one, without using /proc/self/exe) is not obvious to me.
> Been there, done that. Both my toybox and Firmware Linux projects do this.
> In FWL it's line 115 of this file:
> It's essentially the logic of the command line "which" utility applied to
> argv[0]. If argv[0] has a relative or absolute path, then it's vs cwd (this
> has to happen when you first run the program, before you cd). If argv[0] has
> no path then look at $PATH.

Yes Rob, I know it can be done like this. But we don't want this.
In the tar example, we want :

'Run my own binary again, with parameters: "zcat" "a.tar.gz",
even if there is no [/usr][/local]/bin/zcat -> busybox link anywhere'

We do not want to _search for_ zcat. We want to reexec our own binary.
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