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Modulo the bug at http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=15022 it's possible to dlopen symbols from the static binary.

However, all libc symbols not used by Guile are omitted from the resulting static binary, which is why the FFI is not an option. (This is independent of Guile or the libc brand.)

As for the size, the initrd is less than 5 MiB (the 'guile' binary is less than 4 MiB).




If you dynamically linked it would be quite a bit bigger, libc alone (none of the other libs like libm libdl etc) is 1.8MB on my system. But it should be manageable. Or you can force the symbols to be linked in by adding a structure with the symbols in.




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